Teen mother finds caring support at centre

Bay of Plenty Times 1 December 2014
A positive pregnancy test came as a “bit of a shock” to teen mum Sarah Lindsay, but she has been helped along her journey by the Pregnancy Choice Centre.

Miss Lindsay’s mother suspected her 16-year-old daughter was pregnant in February and urged her to take a home pregnancy test.

When the result came back positive, Miss Lindsay said she was shocked and upset, so her mother urged her to get help from the Pregnancy Choice Centre, which celebrated its first birthday last month.

“I called up and [counsellor] Karen answered the phone. I got another test done and it was positive. I decided to keep coming and get counselling, and Karen told me about all the support the centre provided.

“It’s been really helpful.”

Miss Lindsay was encouraged to enrol with Te Whakatipuranga School For Young Parents and got her NCEA Level 2 while she was pregnant.

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