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Everyone has different reactions to finding out they’re pregnant. Some people will be delighted; others will feel shocked or worried. Everybody will need time to think and some information about what to do next. 

If you think you might be pregnant but you’re not sure, it's important to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible. 

If you are pregnant and if you are less than 24 weeks pregnant there are three options available to you and you have the right to choose any one of them:

  • Continuing the pregnancy and raising the child
  • Continuing the pregnancy and placing the child for adoption
  • Ending the pregnancy by having an abortion

For some people, making a decision about pregnancy is easy. For others, it might be difficult. However easy or hard you find the decision, it is your decision to make. The more you feel you have made your own choice, the better you will feel in the future.

If you feel it would help, you can speak to someone at a Brook service, a sexual health clinic or another young people’s service. A counsellor can listen to how you’re feeling, answer any questions you might have and give you lots of information and support to help you make a decision that feels right for you. There are also many other organisations that can help you such as:

The most important thing is to talk to someone as soon as possible. If you talk to Brook, we’ll help you to come to a decision that’s right for you without judging you. Find your nearest service.

Here are some quick links to advice and information on a range of things you might have questions about:

Pregnancy Advice Forum | British Pregnancy Advisory Service