I recently had a pregnancy scare. I was absolutely terrified. Me and my boyfriend had been using protection and I am on birth control. I thought everything was fine until we noticed that the condom was leaking. A few weeks had passed from that day and I was feeling nauseous and I was gaining weight. I had also been getting constant headaches. At the time I was scared was when we were on a break so I didn’t have the proper support I needed from him. He didn’t even know I was scared until we got back together.
I should probably mention now, I was not pregnant. However, pregnancy scares can get the best of us. I was terrified to tell my mum about the scare, and I still haven’t told her. She had my older sister when she was 16 years old and worked so hard to make sure I would not end up in the same position she did. When it became possible that I could end up in her position I panicked. It felt like I had nobody to talk to.
I also know quite a lot of people who are 15-19 and pregnant right now. It is really scary to think I might have joined the club. When my boyfriend and I got back together, I finally brought it up after I realized was not pregnant and he was relieved but he wanted to make sure again. I finally convinced him that I was certain about not being pregnant.
If you have concerns about whether or not you're pregnant:
Pregnancy can be extremely scary. Especially for youths who are not ready for a child or are in an abusive relationship. If you want more information on youth pregnancy, you can either read an article by Sophie (https://teenagerswithexperience.weebly.com/sophies-articles/teen-pregnancy) or you can contact your family doctor about it. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment (I check comments regularly) or contact us.
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