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telling your parents

I'm 17 and 11 weeks pregnant exactly today. My mom does still not know that I am pregnant.  Any advice on how to tell her or reactions you all got :)
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Well, all I can say really, is it is what it is.  What's done is done.... You've made your decision to keep the baby it seems like, so it's not really going to matter what anyone else thinks or how they feel.  I'm 26 years old, and when I had to tell my parents I was terrified.  Sounds funny, but I guess it goes based on your parents beliefs.  Like, some parents don't mind and they sort of look forward to grandchildren, other parents (like mine) believe that you should be married first, or old enough, or stable financially, or etc... So if your parents are that way, it's definitely going to "hurt" them. BUT, trust me... when that baby gets here and even when time gets near for the baby to be here, they will change their whole outlook (hopefully like my parents did) and be so excited they won't be able to be upset.  So good luck, hope this helps... go ahead and tell them... let them marinate in the situation, give it time if you don't get the reaction you want... It'll pass... Good luck sweety...
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Thanks :)
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Hi I'm 17 years old just like you :) but I have my baby already He is 2 months old :) well let me tell you that not all parents react the same way that usual is get mad and then think about it and support, or just get mad and letting you go out of their house just because what you did! Well when I told my mom i was pregnant she gets sad because thats what she doesn't wanted to hear before my 21! /: but it happens, and all she said was "I'm here for you daughter no matter what, we can do it, a baby is not an obstacle to continue your life, and I'm here to support you".... I was extremelly  happy cause my mom looks like is always mad but is she's not :) lol She didn't get mad at me :) and know she loves my baby :) ..... well try to talk to your mother first about the theme to see how see react like in form of joke and then talk seriously with her and then both will find out a way to tell your dad :) Good Luck and if you think I can help you in anything I'm here :)
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