A drunken mistake and now I am 1 month pregnant

By anonymous on 05/05/2010
I'm confused.
I'm 17 years old and studying fashion at college and loving every moment of my course, I recently split up with my boyfriend of 3 years and went out with my friends to take my mind off things.
One of my friends is a boy and we were very close, until a drunken mistake. I am now 1 month pregnant.
I don't know how to tell him, as it is already very awkward between us, but I know I have to. I also don't know how to tell my parents as they are very proud of me at the moment as I'm receiving top grades at college and I feel they would be so disappointed in me and ashamed .
I am so confused. I would love to keep the baby, but my education will suffer and I will have nothing to offer the baby, and also be a bad role model.
I have never considered an abortion until now. I need help and advice. Me and my friends have a close bond and I have told one of them already and she has been great, but I know I need to come to a conclusion by myself on what my next move is.

Editor's Comment

This is a very big decision for you, and you are obviously being pulled in different directions. You are worried about your education and career suffering, and your parents disappointment, but you never thought you would have an abortion, and you would love to keep the baby. The first things are what your mind is telling you and the second what your heart and instincts are saying about your decision. It would help you to talk to a pregnancy advisor and think through your options so that you can make an informed choice that you have really thought through.
Please ring the national helpline and speak to an advisor 0300 4000 999, or follow the link to find find a centre for crisis pregnancy support in your area.

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