What Do I Need to Know if I Am Pregnant in High School?

If you think you might be pregnant and you are still in high school, chances are that the pregnancy is unplanned. You may feel scared and uncertain about what to do, but there are people who care and want to help you find the answers you need.

Before you take any next steps, it is important to find out if you truly are pregnant.

Sometimes, what you think are pregnancy symptoms could actually indicate the flu, PMS, or other conditions. You can also miss your period due to stress, low body weight, and exercising too much.

At InnerVisions Healthcare, we can provide you with a pregnancy test and ultrasound (if no medical contraindications) at no cost. Your appointment is completely confidential, and we will not share any details with anyone.

If you find that you are pregnant, take a deep breath. Here are three things you should know if you are pregnant in high school.

1. You Have Three Options.

Have you ever thought about what you would do if you got pregnant? You have three options: parenting, adoption, and abortion.

Before you decide on any of these options, you should ask yourself one key question: What do you truly want?

High school is a short period of time, but your pregnancy decision will last a lifetime. Make sure to think about where your decision fits in your life, goals, and plans.

You owe it to yourself to choose an option you can feel at peace with now and decades later.

2. You Have Many Resources Available to You.

Making a choice about your pregnancy can seem overwhelming. Here are some resources you might consider to help you make your decision:

  • InnerVisions Healthcare or your local pregnancy medical clinic can provide you with information on your options and community resources.
  • Due to Title IX, your school counselor should be able to give you information on ways that the school can assist you in getting your diploma if you decide to continue your pregnancy.
  • There are organizations that specialize in helping new parents learn parenting skills. They often provide clothing and supplies as well.
  • There are quality adoption agencies who would be able to assist you if that is the route you choose to take.

You are not alone! You will make it through this.

Learn all you can about your options and resources and make an empowered choice for you and your future.

InnerVisions HealthCare Can Help

Our experienced medical team can provide you with a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound, as well as information on all your options.

We can also provide you with the community referrals you might need. We care about you and want to assist you in choosing the option that is best for you.

Contact us today!