17 and pregnant

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17 and pregnant

Hi everybody, my namd is Caitlin and I just found out that I'm 7 weeks pregnant. I'm scared to death and haven't told nobody yet. Is this usual, and if so who can I trust to tell? I would like some information on how I can get through this. I appreciate all of the help that you can give me! I should also say that I'm due on August 4, 2014.

Take care and have a good night,

Caitlin

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Hi Cailtin! i know this can be a scary time when you weren't expecting to get pregnant. Is there an adult in your life that you trust. I would tell someone sooner rather than later.

Do you have health insurance?

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Hi there Smile can u trust to tell ur patents? Maybe a very best friend?
Go to the dr and get checked out.

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Have you told the father to be? Are you in a committed relationship with him? Could maybe his parents be easier to talk to?

At 17, unmarried (assumed) and still in school (assumed) you have different decisions that you need to make than most of us on this board. Do you want to raise this baby? Can you raise this baby? Does the baby's dad want to raise this baby? Do your parents/his parents? Raising a baby at any age is hard. Raising a baby at 17 is harder. Do you have a way to support yourself and the baby? Does this affect your plans for college and your future? How does this affect your life, not just now, but long term?

A school counselor or social worker would be a good place to start if you don't want to start with your parents. They can give you local resources. If not school, a church or social services place too. If you need help finding someone, sharing your location (city/state) would help us search.

Good luck!

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First, *hugs* it's got to be very scary to be pregnant at 17, so many questions! I'd start with a doctor to confirm the pregnancy, typically the first appointment is at 8-10 weeks if you are in the US so get that done ASAP. Then once you confirm the baby is doing well you should speak with someone you trust, a friend, counselor, etc. You'll need a doctor regardless of what decisions you make down the road and getting prenatal care helps both you and the baby stay healthy.

I'd say is very normal to be terrified if you weren't planning a baby, regardless of your age. Being 17 would be even scarier so yes, what you are feeling is very normal! Hang in there!

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Hi,
Congratulations!! It's normal to be scared and nervous and have a million thoughts going through your mind. There is a lot to think about and plan when having a child. First, you really need to tell someone (probably the child's father is a start) and see a Dr. If you don't have insurance through parents you can apply for State Insurance. Life is an unexpected roller coaster no matter what age you are. If you have more questions ask away, books are also helpful. Smile Good luck and I know you can get through this.

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Hi,
Congratulations!! It's normal to be scared and nervous and have a million thoughts going through your mind. There is a lot to think about and plan when having a child. First, you really need to tell someone (probably the child's father is a start) and see a Dr. If you don't have insurance through parents you can apply for State Insurance. Life is an unexpected roller coaster no matter what age you are. If you have more questions ask away, books are also helpful. Smile Good luck and I know you can get through this.

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Hi Tink how are you doing today? I'm fine myself. I have to say thanks for replying. I have told bf and parents. I had a appt yesterday and the dr. told me that I might have PCOS and Endo and I was wondering if I should get a second opinion about this cause she said it might be from my stomach ligaments stretching out? Whatever that means?

I hope that we can chat often and maybe be friend?

Take care and Merry Christmas,

Caitlin

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Hi Heather, thanks for replying. I should say that I have told my bf and mom and dad and I did see the Dr. yesterday and I have to say that she told me that this might be the only time I will ever be pregnant again for the rest of my life? SOmething about Endo or PCOS. Should I go for a 2nd Opinion.

Take care and have a Merry Christmas Heather,

Caitlin

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Trust your gut. If you feel you want a second opinion then get one. And don't be afraid to switch Dr's if you don't care for the one you have. I did that today because I wanted a more 'experienced' Dr then one in her first year of practice. I'm older(37) and have a few risks so feel more comfortable switching Dr's. I hope everything works out. I know women who thought they could never have children and have a couple so stay positive. Smile

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We are all here to help as well if you need to vent or ask anything.
Just remember that