How do I tell them?

Kirsten - posted on 06/13/2013 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I am 22 years old and just found out I am pregnant what do I tell my parents help please

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Brandi - posted on 06/19/2013

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You just have to tell them. I believe that how you tell them and your feelings about it will decide how they will react to the news. This is life. There is always going to be things that we do that our parents are not going to like but they will get over it. I had a plan when I broke the news to my dad and step-mom. I told them what we were planning on doing and it went from there.

Good luck.

Tiyauna - posted on 06/19/2013

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Hello. do you still live with your parents?
And is the father of the child still in your life?

Rebecca - posted on 06/18/2013

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I don't see the problem?? You're an adult. Tell them you're pregnant, only reason you may see a problem is if you're not too sure yourself. If you were happy then you would expect your family to be too

Brandi - posted on 06/18/2013

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Hi Kirsten,

I was 23 when I found out I was pregnant with my first son. My parents still hadn't met my boyfriend because I was out west when this all happened. The advice I can give you is have a plan. Write down what you want to say. The way I saw it was I am not the only person that this happened too. Do you know what you are going to do about the baby? Life is always full of unexpected events. You can only do what you can. Keep your chin up!

A - posted on 06/18/2013

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I was 22 when I got pregnant. I had my son when I was 23. I just told them (over the phone- not the best idea). My mom said she already knew- by the amount of morning sickness I had. It was rough and they weren't thrilled. But then they saw how much my then bf (now husband) and I took responsibility and both started working extra hours at our jobs and worked multiple jobs. I moved in with him and his roommates (until his lease was up because we didn't want to spend the money to break the lease when that money could go for other things the baby needed).

Anyway, when I had my false labor- it got real for them and they accepted it. Now they are so attached to my 5 yr old and he is to them to the point they want to have him over almost every weekend.

I am sure they will be ok with it at some point. The sooner you tell them the better it will be. It'll give them time to adjust.

Jazmine - posted on 06/18/2013

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I was 22 when I got pregnant, just a little bit over 10 months ago. I just told them I was pregnant after I had my first ultrasound, my mom told me I was too young. But at the end of the day it was my decision. You tell them how you feel. My little girl is 5 weeks old and I love her so much and my parents care about her soo much too. They call and want pictures every single day. I'm sure your parents will be supportive as well.

Chantal - posted on 06/17/2013

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First, are you planning on keeping your baby? Do you have the help and support you will need? Can you support yourself and the baby? If the answer is yes, tell them. If you have it covered then it is on you not them.

Gabi - posted on 06/15/2013

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I just had to do this last year before I had my sons. I showed my mom my ultrasound of twins....maybe sit both your parents down and give them a gift of baby booties

Rowanna - posted on 06/14/2013

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oh I know this senerio all too well. I was 23 and pregnant with my first daughter and I had to tell my parents. they were furious and tried to get me to have an abortion, I refused because the thought of killing this innocent human fetus made me sick, (that is just my option and not pushing this as yours.) It was a tough road. We fought and cried and it was the worst time of my life. but now my daughter will be 9 in seven days and I love her to pieces. I know I did the right thing by keeping her. Maybe it wasn't a good time to have it happened but it happened. Stand up to your parents and tell them what you want. they will try to take away your rights and tell you - you aren't responsible enough for this, but if you are willing to grow up fast for the sake of the child and can get some support from the father then good for you. I wish you the best of luck. I will keep you and the baby in my prayers.

Jodi - posted on 06/13/2013

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You tell them you are pregnant, you are an adult and this is your choice.

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