Pregnancy

 pregnancy

Welcome to the pregnancy section of SWISH!

Having a baby will change your life significantly, and we hope that this section of our site gives will help you work through what to do if you are pregnant or if you have decided to have a baby.

There is guidance on what to do if you think you might be pregnant, advice about your options if you are pregnant, some information about what to expect during and after your pregnancy, and some great advice and support for young parents. We’ve even included some real life stories from young parents in Brighton & Hove!

There are lots of young women in the UK who become pregnant before they plan to, and each of these women must make a decision about what to do based on what is right for them and their partner (if they have one). Remember, no one has the authority to tell you what you should or should not do if you are pregnant, regardless of whether you have planned it or not.

For a great website with information about charities, health services, and shops which will support you throughout your pregnancy in Brighton & Hove, please see www.pregnantinbrighton.co.uk.

You can also watch a new film called ‘This time next year’ - being launched on this website now! Shot as a series of video diaries, the 12-part web drama follows Jacqui, a soon-to-be teenage mother in Brighton & Hove through her final year at school. It’s a gritty story, highlighting the impact of Jacqui’s unplanned pregnancy on her life and relationships.

Please feel free to contact us at swish@brighton-hove.gov.uk with your questions or comments.

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