A crisis pregnancy at 16

By anonymous on 13/09/2011
I have no idea what to do, my mum really wants me to get an abortion as I'm only 16 and she thinks it's better to wait till the right time.
My boyfriend is really happy and I've told him I am too, but now I don't know.
His family are really happy and excited. My mum and dad have been arguing because of it and now my dad has said he's going to leave my mum who is at university so can't support my 2 younger sisters by herself. I feel so guilty and have no idea what to do!

Editor's Comment

I think you need to work out what you really want yourself rather than being pressurised by other people. You are not responsible for your mum and dad's arguements. That is their reponsibility and you should not feel guilty about them falling out, even if they are arguing about your pregnancy.
I can understand your mum worrying about you being too young to have a baby. She may be trying to protect you, but if you have enough support from family and your boyfriend, it may be possible for you to continue the pregnancy and still finish your education, if that is what you want. You are being poulled in different directions by different people all of whom are important to you. It may help you to talk to someone independent to try and clarify your thoughts and feelings. If you would like help with this you can follow the link to find a centre for pregnancy choices support in your area.

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