Seton Home provides support for teens and their children who have suffered abuse and neglect and are placed by Child Protective Services. For the majority of teens who become pregnant, family members are often available and willing to give parent and baby love and support. Here is some general information:
I think I may be pregnant, what should I do?
- See a doctor first! Prenatal care is very important. The sooner you find out, the sooner you can get on the road to having a healthy pregnancy. If you do not have a doctor, you may visit the Metropolitan Methodist Family Health Center at any time at 210-435-4400 for a free pregnancy test and doctor referrals.
- Talk to a family member about the situation. If you don't have a family member you can speak to, speak to any adult you trust. This may be difficult, but seeking out a trusted adult is important.
- If you think it's likely that you're pregnant, take precautions as if you were pregnant. For instance, don't consume alcoholic beverages, tobacco or other drugs.
I Don't Have Anyone To Turn to, Who Can Help?
There are several help lines that you might try calling, and websites you can look at...
- 2-1-1 is for the Texas / United Way Help Line (or 210.227.4357)
- 1.800.448.3000 is the Boys Town National Hotline
- Texas Health and Human Services website: www.hhs.state.tx.us/tirn/tirnhome.shtml
- If you think you may need our services, please contact Seton Home at 210.533.3504 ext. 230 If possible, please speak to your parents, caseworker or probation officer first and call us together.
What happens to my body and my baby when I am pregnant?
For more information, please visit www.standupgirl.com. This site has an informative "in utero tour" which will take you month by month through the physical changes that will happen during your pregnancy.