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How do I tell my boyfriend I’m pregnant? And how do I get him to understand that i want to keep the baby?

This sounds like a tough situation. If you’re feeling unsure about what to say to your boyfriend, you might want to try writing down your feelings before you talk with him. And you may want to talk with someone else that you trust about your feelings before you talk with your boyfriend. You could talk to a parent, other family member, friend, school counselor, religious advisor, or other trusted adult. Choose someone you trust, who will listen to you, be supportive, respect your privacy, and won’t pressure you.

In most states if a young woman decides to parent her child, the birth father will have some economic responsibilities. If the couple does not marry, other responsibilities that the father might like to take on — child visitation, for example — can be decided through legal agreements. Your responsibilities depend on which state you live in. Since the laws vary from state to state, you should talk with a counselor or lawyer about the laws in your state.

And if you haven’t already, you should talk with a health care provider about prenatal care, in order to have a healthy pregnancy.

Tags: pregnancy, relationships