Annie Fox for Teens... Hey, Terra!

Annie (AKA Hey Terra!) has been around long enough to have experienced a lot of what Life can dish out. But, it hasn’t been so long that she's forgotten what it's like to be your age. Check out some of the thousands of email questions teens from around the world have sent to Terra. You may learn something useful from her answers:

“I am pregnant and my bf doesn't want anything to do with me.”
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Hey Terra,

I took your advice and tried talking to my mom but she got so mad at me and kicked me out of the house. I'm staying with a friend right now but I can't stay with her much longer. I tried to email you back as soon as possible but I just couldn't cause I was nowhere and I had no computer, but now I'm at my friend's house, so I thought I would tell you what happened. I don't know what to do now. My bf told me he wants to be back with me and forget about the other girl, but I know he is still sleeping with her. I'm scared to go back with him, but I think I need to for the baby. I can't go to school anymore because I'm starting to show so I just dropped out. I'm so scared right now I don't know what to do. I'm so lost. I need some help so bad. I just need to talk with someone. I need someone to be here for me right now. I have my friend but it's just that she doesn't understand that much and I'm scared to tell anyone else. I don't want to lose all my friends over this and I think I already did. Well, I better get going. I have to go to the doctors. Can you please email me back and help me out? thank u soo much

Yours,

Lost and Scared

Dear Lost and Scared,

I'm really sorry that your mom acted the way she did. You need support but don't kid yourself into thinking you are going to get it from your bf. No way! You need to think about what's right for you and the baby. I know you are scared but there is help for you. Call 1-800-230-7526. That's the Planned Parenthood national hotline. The people there are very cool. They'll answer the phone 24/7 and the call is free and will not appear on anyone's phone bill. You need to talk with a pregnancy counselor. She will help you sort out your options. There is support for pregnant teens and the folks at Planned parenthood will connect you with that support.

Do it! And please keep in touch. I care about you.

In friendship,

Terra


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