How do I tell my parents I am pregnant?

We understand that this is a difficult situation, but we are here to support you.

If you are pregnant, your wellbeing should come first. This means the choice is yours when you tell your parents, and how you decide to tell them. It might take some time for your parents to process the news, but it’s important to feel that the choice is yours and that there is a lot of support available if things are difficult.  

It may help to have a chat about your options before you talk to your parents. You can speak to your Personal Tutor or Student Support Officer about your academic choices. You are always welcome to call into LUU Advice for a confidential chat about your options and what support is available, and as a University of Leeds student you have free access to the Big White Wall, an online mental health and wellbeing service which you can use alongside other support services. There is also counselling support from the University's Counselling and Wellbeing service, which you can find out about here.

The University also has information about managing your studies while pregnant or taking some time out. You can read the University's pregnancy policy here. There is also a lot of support around financial implications and possible support as well as any housing concerns, which you can read about in the related articles below.