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Hear from real people who have been in your situation before.

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An unexpected pregnancy


All of a sudden your loved one has found out they are pregnant, the future is looking different and you don’t know how to support your daughter, son, grandchild, niece, nephew or cousin.

You can help so much.

Many people think teenage pregnancy happens to someone else. But actually most people know a person, or of a person, that has experienced a teenage pregnancy. Teenage pregnancy happens to all kinds of people, in every community of Australia. Right now, your loved one is likely overwhelmed and wants to feel supported and cared for, this is where you can help.

If your loved one decides to continue with the pregnancy, tell them about Brave Foundation and the Supporting Expecting and Parenting Teens (SEPT) program which will connect them with a mentor to walk alongside them and help them reach their goals.

Your family’s journey in unplanned pregnancy can be a great one that will see you and this new baby in a healthy, happy, skilled family over time. At Brave Foundation, we know that in many situations this future can look impossible.

Pregnancy timeline

Even in a planned pregnancy, there are a lot of questions! Our interactive pregnancy timeline has month by month information on what to expect. You might like to go through this with your loved one, or encourage them to look at it with a support person, so they can work towards a plan.

Next steps

Continue to look around the Brave Foundation site, to see what support is available for your loved one and read some of the real stories of other teen parents. You can contact us at any time with any questions you have. At Brave we all have a personal connection with teenage pregnancy and parenthood.

Your Pregnancy Journey

We've built a timeline just for you. So no matter where you are in your journey, you'll be able to locate the information that's relevant to you - anytime.

View Interactive Timeline

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