Choosing to be a parent is a big decision and people often don't feel fully prepared for it, especially teenagers. However, most people find the rewards of parenting far outweigh the challenges. There are many ways in which you can be assisted with parenting your child, whether alone or with a partner. Identifying what your needs may be, practically and emotionally, is the first step in determining how they might be met.
It is important to understand the financial assistance for which you could be eligible for, as well as other available support services particular to your community. These could include prenatal classes, support groups and pregnancy support services. There could be a pregnancy support service close to you that could assist by putting you in touch with your local support community.