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i am 18 and have just found out that i am pregnant which wasn't planned at all as i thought i was safe as i am on the pill. Although it was a mistake i can't see me being able live with myself if i had an abortion as just the thought of it makes me feel sick. Ive been trying to make a decision that would be best for me and my baby as overall it is my decision although i do have my mum and boyfriend telling me that they want me to have an abortion, i have considered adoption but i dont think that once my child is born i will be able to give him or her away to another family. The main reason for my concerns for when the baby is born is financial support as my mum has told me that i will need to move out before the baby is born therefore without financial support i will not be able to have a home ect.
I am full time in college at the moment doing a health and social care course and after finishing in July i was hoping on doing a four day a week apprenticeship within a health and social care setting. Does anyone know what type of financial support is in place for parents as i think that i will be a lone parent if my b/f still feels the way he does now when the baby is born.
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replied March 29th, 2010
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It depends on where you live. I am in the US, so my advice may not be appropriate for you, if you live elsewhere. There is a lot of financial aid available to those who are pregnant or young parents and cannot afford all the expenses here in the US. There is TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Food Stamps, WIC (provides help with formula and other food staples to pregnant or lower income women with children up to 5 years of age), and for insurance, there is Medicaid, which will cover a pregnant woman up to six weeks after her pregnancy and for her child until the child is two, and she can reapply for the child, if still needed after age two. There are also great daycare programs available in many states so that continuing education is easier to obtain/complete. To apply, you would need to make a visit or call your local Department of Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, or Department of Social Services. Hope this helps and hope members from different areas around the world can help out further, if you live outside the states.
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replied March 30th, 2010
thanks for the reply, i live in the UK but thank you all the same for the info.
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replied March 30th, 2010
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I did some research and came up with a few places in the UK for you to start looking for help. There are some programs available, contacting the National Service Framework (NSF)for Children, Young People and Maternity Services would be your first step. You could apply for services in the from the Department of Education and Skills, they have a Teenage Pregnancy Unit. Here are a few websites that may be helpful to you:
http://www.everychildmatters.gov.uk
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Childre n/DH_108
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/

Directory of NSF Office locations:
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/ContactUs/OfficeLo cations/index.htm

Hope this helps a bit.
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replied July 30th, 2011
thank im pregnant and im freaking out.everyone keeps asking me wat am i gonna do and this post helped me lots.i live in the U.S and thanx....this rlly helps and it makes this decision a bit easier.i still live with my mom helping her pay rent and studd its just us n my little brother.im rlly lost and super scared.i want wats best for myself and everyone else......anyways But rlly Thanx u helped me Lots MOtherofhighspiritedones<3
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replied October 26th, 2012
heyy i was reading this post since i too juat found out im pregnant and i live in canada and if you guys have on tips on what you did that would be great Very Happy
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replied January 29th, 2013
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I'm 16 years old I lost my 1st baby March 2012 then found out I was pregnant again and I am due in 9 weeks from now my 1st baby was lost @ 6months due to the doctors didn't want to listen to me and never wanted to help they gave m wrong medicines never called my doctor didn't want to medivact me told me there was no point in saving him he will die anyway he was alive but as they made me push at 2 centimeters dialated he got stuck couldn't breath and passed they left his body out of me and his head in me for an HR and ripped his neck completely open and said oh his bead can pop off .. I have a hard time letting it go knowing he could have been here with me today he was fully formed and I can just see him still I currently don't have a home or any baby things I don't haveany financial help and is looking for programs to help donate baby items help support and help pay for housing an and food support and stuff.that's needed Have any in mind?
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