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miggysmami
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I have a big concern I went and took a test and it came out positive! But they aren't all the way accurate so I want to goto a clinic but I WANT IT TO TO BE totally confidential from my parents and I don't have any money to pay for it. I have insurance but my mom handles all that and Im just really frustrated I know where a clinic is but is birth testing and counseling free and confidential? Help!
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Heather
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False positives from home pregnancy tests are very unusual, for the record. If you got a postive from an HPT, it's pretty likely that is because you are pregnant.

In your area, you can find pregnancy testing at your local Planned Parenthood. It may or may not be totally free, but at this point, especially if you're pregnant, you're going to need to find a source of sizeable income no matter WHAT you choose to do. This is why we advise having one to begin with if you are going to be sexually active. See: http://www.scarleteen.com/sexuality/readiness.html

You can find your closest Planned Parenthood here: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/ZIP.HTM

(In the future, btw, please title your topics something relevant to the body of your post, not a serties of random letters and numbers)

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HockeyGrl
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Is this an unwanted pregnancy? I can`t imagine the fear you must be feeling...I am in a situation where I have missed my period since July and I`m too scared to take a test because of fear that the test will say positive. I think you are very strong for taking that first step and doing the hpt...I wish I had your courage...I hope things work out great for you and stay positive about things...no pun intended!


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Heather
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Just a note, Hockey: take the test. Please.

If you want to terminate the pregnancy, you have a limited amount of time to do so. The longer you wait to find out to do, the mmore you make make that an impossibility, especially since you'll need time to think it over.

And if you want to carry the child to term, you risk his or her health by NOT finding out as soon as possible and thus getting prenatal care early, and making any lifestyle changes you'll need to to ennsure their health.

And if you ask me, either of those two possibilities: not being able to terminate if you want to, or potentially handicapping a child before it is even born, are a lot more scary than knowing what the reality of your possible pregnancy is. especially since test or no test, you are what you are, pregnant or not.

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miggysmami
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This is a "not planned" pregnancy. But I don't think that there is ever a "right time" for pregnancy you know and I can't change whats happened but I will goto the clinic but I cant tell my parents yet that is something I Will do on my own pace
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duckling
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I think it's ok that you don't want to tell your parents...but I do think it's important to tell an adult whom you trust about this, and ask for their help and guidance. If you don't have someone like that, planned parenthood doctors are great.
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HockeyGrl
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Update : I`m NOT pregnant and thank god to that! whew!

I got my period yesterday night and I was so happy....I skipped my cycle last month from stress I figured that much because I`m always very careful when one on one with my b/f.

And I do agree that most pregnancies aren`t planned but you got my point anyways I`m sure..

bye now.


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negative*nancy
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quote:
Originally posted by miggysmami:
... but I will goto the clinic but I cant tell my parents yet that is something I Will do on my own pace

ok, that's fine - as long as you are getting prenatal care.

I suggest telling your parents sooner, rather than later, though. Don't you think it would be better to know if they support you or not?

That way, if they decide to not be supportive, you can find appropriate support systems before you actually have the baby.


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miggysmami
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My parents would support me financially and any other way I know for a fact but I just need to tell them when I am ready to tell them. My parents arent at all the type to not support me.
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Yay yay yay! Congratulations!

It was good - indeed, refreshing - to hear that your parents would have been supportive if you had been pregnant.


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