Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Im pregnant but how to get medical help..

Collapse
X
  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    RE: please help

    Hi there,

    It sounds like you are going through a lot. We are hear to help and listen. To best assist you, we would need some additional information about your situation.

    Feel free to give us a call through our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or access our Live Chat which is open every day from 4:30p to 11:30p CST and can be accessed here: http://www.nrschat.org:88/chat/UserP...&d=&u=&bypass=

    All the best,

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

    Comment


    • #17
      Im 17 and a runaway

      im a runaway from foster care my grandmother who had custody of me had died i come from a small family aunt is a prostitute uncles on drugs mother and father dont want me. Iwant to get medical help im 2 weeks pregnant i been out of foster for a month. i will be 18 in december15 but until then i need medical help through my pregnancy also beacause i have ashtma and it has been trigging off and on i dont have my abutoral what can i do i definately dont wont to go back to foster my social doesnt help for nothing i get foster parents who just take me in for the money and dont care about my needs. i am safe and living with my boyfriend can someone please help me!!!

      Comment


      • #18
        RE: Im 17 and a runaway

        Hello -

        Thanks for reaching out to us. It sounds like you have a lot going on right now, and it must be hard to manage. It’s great that you are safe, and it seems like your boyfriend is a good source of support for you. From what you’ve said, it looks like getting you the proper medical attention is the most pressing issue. Planned Parenthood is a great resource here – they should be able to work with you on your financial situation and help you take steps towards getting the care you need in regards to your pregnancy. They can be reached at 1-800-230-7526 – from there they should be able to direct you to the care center closest to your current location. The asthma is a little bit trickier to deal with, but if you feel you are in immediate need of medical care you can always go to the emergency room.

        Again, thank you for contacting us. You have a lot going on and it sounds like you’ve been very strong and have gotten yourself into safe place which is a great start. You had brought up a few other issues in your message and we would like to address all of them. If you feel comfortable, please give us a call at 1-800-RUN-AWAY. We are totally confidential and we are 24/7. We can often be more helpful when we are able to talk to you on the phone and get a better idea of what is going on and where you’re located. That way we could also go into more detail about some of the other things that are going on.
        Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

        National Runaway Safeline
        [email protected] (Crisis Email)
        1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

        Tell us what you think about your experience!
        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

        Comment


        • #19
          I'm 16 and pregnant and a runaway

          I'm 16 and I've been missing from home since June 25 2015 & I'm now 6weeks pregnant I stay with my boyfriend who thinks I'm 18 and i know I need medical help because I've been smoking cigarettes and. I need to know if my baby is okay but I'm afraid of the police finding. Out where I am and taking me into custody where I'll have to go back to my parents and they'll make me give my baby up and they'll try and lock my boyfriend away he's only 18 and in college I don't wanna ruin his life what should I do?

          Comment


          • #20
            RE: I'm 16 and pregnant and a runaway

            Hello there,

            Thank you for reaching out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you have a lot going through your mind now worrying about the health of your baby and yourself as well as your boyfriend possibly getting into trouble. It seems your biggest worry is getting to a clinic. You may try to contact Planned Parenthood at 1-800-230-7526 or by visiting http://www.plannedparenthood.org/ to locate the nearest clinic in your area for free or low-cost services. We are unsure if you would be able to receive treatment without a parent or guardian as we are unsure of healthcare laws in your state. However, according to the Planned Parenthood website, teens may access reproductive health care services without parental permission. This can help you get a check-up at least and plan out the remainder of your pregnancy.

            Regarding police finding or taking you into custody, the most probable way that this would happen is if your parents filed a runaway report/missing child report and your pictures were posted notifying the community that you were missing. Generally, you do not have to tell the clinic staff that you are a runaway to receive services.
            We are unable to tell you what to do as we are not legal experts, but if you were to call our crisis line or chat with us, we could help explore some options for you and help you get the support you need for you and your baby.

            We hope this helps and wish you luck. We will await your call or chat to provide further support and resources.

            Be safe and take care,

            NRS
            Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

            National Runaway Safeline
            [email protected] (Crisis Email)
            1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

            Tell us what you think about your experience!
            https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

            Comment


            • #21
              16, pregnant and ran away from foster Care

              I been on the run for 4 months and I got pregnant I'm like 8 weeks I believe and I need to go to the doctors but will I get caught and sent back into system I'm safe, eating, clean, and a roof over my head I'm just worried about my baby !

              Comment


              • #22
                re: 16 pregnant and ran away from foster care

                Hi,

                You mentioned that you have been gone about 4 months and you believe you are pregnant. That sounds like it must be pretty stressful for you and you sound really concerned. The best way to find out whether or not you are pregnant is to see a medical professional. We don't know exactly what will happen when you go to see them. You may want to call ahead to see if you can go to see a doctor as a young person, without your guardians. Hopefully can help give you some direction. We don't know exactly where you are right now, but it may be helpful to seek out any local pregnancy resources for additional assistance. You can try calling Planned Parenthood to see if they have one in your area as well. Their number is 1-800-230-7526.

                Good luck to you,

                NRS
                Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                National Runaway Safeline
                [email protected] (Crisis Email)
                1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

                Tell us what you think about your experience!
                https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

                Comment


                • #23
                  im 16 years old and i live in California. i ran away from home when i was 14 so i've been gone for 2 years now. my boyfriend is older than me and i dont have my birth certificate, social security number no proof of identity other that my middle school i.d. what can i do so that the law cant take me away from my baby or my boyfriend?

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Re:

                    Hi there,

                    Thank you for writing to us here at NRS through our online forum. It sounds like you were dealing with some challenges which made you run from home at 14. You shared that you are pregnant and worried about being taken away from your boyfriend and/or baby. It is often best to check in with a legal expert whom would be better able to talk about your rights at 16 and as a teen parent. We would be happy to offer you some resources. There is resource that can help answer more of the legal questions you may have regarding your situation. For more information on Legal Aid's Teen Parent Project please call (650) 558-0915 http://www.legalaidsmc.org/teen-parent-project.html.

                    If we can help with any thing else, please reach out soon for more support or resources.

                    We hope you stay safe and look forward to your call soon.

                    Best,

                    NRS
                    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

                    National Runaway Safeline
                    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
                    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

                    Tell us what you think about your experience!
                    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YourOpinionMattersToUs

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Can I get checked out while I have a run away warrant?

                      Comment


                      • ccsmod7
                        ccsmod7 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Hello,

                        Thanks for reaching out to the National Runaway Safeline today. We are not legal experts, but can provide you with general knowledge and some resources. It sounds like you are in a difficult situation. If your legal guardians have filed a runaway report the police are able to pick you up and take you home. Sex etc. is a website that may be very helpful for you in understanding your rights as well as knowledge on health and pregnancy. The link attached will send you to a map of the states that will allow you to see legal rights per state https://sexetc.org/action-center/sex-in-the-states/.

                        As for the medical attention you are seeking you may want to try the Planned Parenthood in your area. Planned Parenthood will not deny you treatment if you are unable to pay or provide insurance. The law varies in different states whether parents need to be contacted for different services. You should be able to ask when booking an appointment. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/ is where you can locate a clinic and get more information about the services they offer.

                        Feel free to reach out via chat or phone call at 1-800-RUNAWAY if you want further support or resources. We are available 24/7 to help.

                        Stay Safe,

                        NRS

                    • #26
                      ... I'm 13... and I don't know how long I am pregnant for.. I just want to... get this baby out of me but, I'm too scared to tell my parents. Maybe I'm on my 10th week or 9th week. I don't clearly remember please help me. I'm too scared to tell my sister and plus, I didn't have Alex yet.

                      Comment


                      • ccsmod3
                        ccsmod3 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Hi there,

                        It sounds like you are going through a tough situation and it’s really brave of you to reach out to us here, at National Runaway Safeline. One resource that may be helpful to reach out to his Planned Parenthood (1-800-230-4526) where they can answer more specific questions about the concerns you were referring to about pregnancy. They should be able to work on steps to getting the care you need with your pregnancy and also direct you to resources.

                        Have you thought about anyone that may help you have the conversation with telling your parents?

                        We want you to know that we are here as support to help you through this challenging time. We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email or bulletin for assistance. If you would like to talk more in detail and share more about how we can help specifically, please call or chat soon.
                        Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); www.1800runaway.org (click on the chat button).

                        Best of luck,

                        NRS

                    • #27
                      Hi im 13 and 2 weeks pregnant and i was wondering if i can receive metical help without my parents finding out or the cops n my parents finding me like if i can make an appointment and everything without my parents or the doctor calling my parents and notifying that im there do you know anyone i can call i just wanna make sure my baby is okay

                      Comment


                      • ccsmod8
                        ccsmod8 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Hello there -

                        Thanks for writing to us here at the National Runaway Safeline with your concerns. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to reach out to us here at the National Runaway Safeline and posting on our public forum. By helping you during your crisis, hopefully there are other youth that are in similar situations can read this for help as well. It can be very frustrating not knowing what to do or what your next step might be from this point on. Now we aren't total experts here, but we can tell you what we know. So as far as we know a minor may go to a doctor or clinic to receive health care services. It is only with the consent of the minor/patient that they would reach out to the parents or legal guardian. They might notify them if there is a medical emergency that needs to be addressed.

                        If you have an insurance card that you were thinking about using, it's to our understanding that whenever the insurance card is used that they do get a summary of how much was used. So possibly like an end of the month summary like you would get for a cell phone bill. So it doesn't seem like it would be based on individual usage. The best way to find the answer to this question would be to call the office or hospital in which you are thinking about going to and asking them their policy regarding minors. There are also organizations like “Planned Parenthood” that might be able to help you locate a center near you. We can't speak for every center, but the ones in IL do require that someone (Parent, Grandparent, Step-Parent, or Legal Guardian) be notified if you are 17 years or young requesting services. They can be told by having them come in with you, by the phone with you when you book, or they can fill out paperwork stating that they know of the appointment but don’t need to come with you.

                        If you give us a call on our 24/7 hotline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) we could help you find resources in your area and could potentially help you brainstorm a possible solution to the issues you are having. We would love to talk to you about what has been going on recently that is making you want to leave home. We also have an online chat service available every day.

                    • #28
                      I’m 17 turning 18 in 6 months but I have a runaway warrant out on me i need to get check to see if I’m pregnant

                      Comment


                      • ccsmod5
                        ccsmod5 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Hi,
                        Thank you for reaching out. It sounds like you’re in a difficult situation. One option is to check out Planned Parenthood. If you’re concerned about their policies on runaway youth or identification, you can call their helpline at 1-800-230-7526.
                        Stay safe!
                        NRS

                    • #29
                      I'm 15 , I stepped on a nail and I need to go to the hospital but im on runaway , will they turn me in ?

                      Comment


                      • ccsmod3
                        ccsmod3 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Hi there,
                        Thanks for reaching out to National Runaway Safeline and sharing a little bit about what is going. It takes a lot of courage to reach out and especially in a time where you have a really tough and complex situation. It looks like you have reached out to us through another platform already. In our call we discussed that emergency rooms may ask questions that could mark you as runaway and could lead to police involvement. There are some cases where parental permission is not needed, but that can depend on the hospital. An option we discussed on our call was to contact the local emergency room and ask if they can offer care without parental permission. If you need help finding your local emergency room or want us to call out for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to us again. If you have any other questions please call in to 1-800-RUNAWAY and we could can discuss more in detail how we can best support you more through this situation. Stay strong! You are not alone in this and we are here 24/7.

                        -NRS

                    • #30
                      Hey I’m 16 about to turn 17 in January, my boyfriend just turned 21 and we found out in pregnant , I’ve been a run away the entire time I’ve been with him he he didn’t know i lied about my age to him , now we are in a situation we live in Vegas and my dad reported me as a run away , no one knows where i am at , can i get legally married to him here in Vegas since you’re allowed to at 16 with parents concent if i can get my mom to agree will that be all we need and if we do get married since I’ll be emapantipated will be get in trouble with the law at all ? Please help i don’t know what to do i really need to get emancipated and he has a great job and can take care of us until i can get us a job to help out to .

                      Comment


                      • ccsmod7
                        ccsmod7 commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Hello there, thanks for reaching out today.

                        Sounds like you are in a really rough situation with your boyfriend, and you recently found out you are pregnant. Here at NRS, we truly want to inform you and support you as best we can during this difficult time.

                        Just so you know, in Nevada the consent age (the legal age you can consent to sex) is 16. So your boyfriend cannot get in trouble for having a relationship with you. Right now with you listed as a runaway, he is at risk of being charged with harboring a runaway by your parents. That is a misdemeanor charge for any legal adult who knowingly houses a runaway.

                        For emancipation by marriage, you are right. You can get married with parental consent; which would emancipate you from your parents' care. That would require getting guardian permission though; which might be difficult considering your current situation. Unfortunately, generally speaking you cannot petition the court for emancipation while being listed as a runaway. If you were not a runaway, you might be able to petition your local court for emancipation if you are financial self-sufficient and the court decides that you are better off without the assistance of your guardians.

                        If you haven't already, you might start thinking about prenatal care. One way to reach a doctor and find useful resources that specialize in women’s health/pregnancy is to contact Planned Parenthood at 1800-230-7526 or go to their website at https://www.plannedparenthood.org/.

                        If you would like assistance talking through your options please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-RUNAWAY or chat us so we can talk through your situation. We are here to listen, here to help.

                        Best,

                        NRS
                    Previously entered content was automatically saved. Restore or Discard.
                    Auto-Saved
                    x
                    Insert: Thumbnail Small Medium Large Fullsize Remove  
                    x
                    or Allowed Filetypes: jpg, jpeg, png, gif, webp
                    x
                    x
                    Working...
                    X