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Continuing your pregnancy and becoming a parent

If you decide to continue your pregnancy, it's best start antenatal care quickly to make sure you and your baby are healthy.

National Childbirth Trust
The NCT is a charity that gives information and support to parents about pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

For information regarding maternity allowance, child benefits, child tax credit and support.

This is what some women say about becoming a parent:

"I am ready to be a parent"

"People have said they will help me"

"I want a child more than I want anything else"

"My partner and I both want a baby"

"I am too young/old to have a baby"

"I don’t think I can cope with this on my own"

"I don’t have enough money to bring up a child"

"Having a child now will stop me from having the life I want for myself"