Medical Q&As

Crisis pregnancy - help?

I am 18 years old. I have one child who has just turned one and I am pregnant again. Should I keep it?

I am glad that you have taken the step of opening up this personal dilemma for discussion with another human being. Having taken this first step I would urge you to take the next brave step and talk to your GP. Alternatively you might wish to turn to one of the caring agencies that exist to provide support to women in crisis pregnancy. Maybe you have a close personal friend with whom you might feel comfortable discussing this dilemma. Whatever steps you take make sure you discuss your situation and donít simply proceed to act without giving the matter further consideration. You might find it useful to read our feature on coping with crisis pregnancy. The link to this feature is: http://www.irishhealth.com/index.html?level=4&id=1263