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  • 17 year old pregnant runaway

    As a precursor to my main question, I'm gonna give some context to my situation. I'm 17 and 3 months pregnant, I ran away with my 18 year old boyfriend to Maine. We're in a stable financial situation, and I'm completely safe.

    But, my babys due date is literally ONE month before my 18th birthday.

    my question is: can I get prenatal care/give birth without a parent being there? If so, how can we go about it?

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    Thank you for reaching out to us. It sounds like you are concerned about getting the care you need for yourself and your child and if you can without parental consent. It’s good that you are trying to figure everything out before your due date so that you have time. Planned Parenthood is a good resource to contact and ask questions about prenatal care and concerns about giving birth being a minor. You can contact them by calling 1800-230-7526 or visiting plannedparenthood.org. You can also contact the hospital administration of where you plan on giving birth and ask questions about if you need parental consent since you are technically a minor. If you have any other questions or concerns, you can always contact us at 1800-Runaway. Best of luck!

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