If you're a teenager who just found out she's pregnant, you've got some really tough decisions to make and difficult conversations to have - like the one with your parents.
But don't fret; you can do this.
According to PsychCentral, the process of telling your parents might be so difficult and stressful that parents are often not told "until it becomes too obvious to hide the pregnancy anymore."
That's not what you want to do, ladies.
Take a deep breath, and then take some of these tips on how to best break the news to your mom and dad.
1. Don't Wait
According to psychotherapist Drew Coster, teens shouldn't wait in telling their parents. He says, "The longer you put off telling them, the harder it will become for all of you. Remember, the clock is ticking and pregnancy doesn't stop because you're scared."
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2. Tell Someone Else First
Telling your parents you're unexpectedly pregnant at a young age isn't an easy task. It
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