Pregnant and in School?
It doesn’t matter if you’re in high school or college, school is difficult enough without adding the stress of pregnancy. It seems impossible, but we want to assure you school, pregnancy, and even parenting are possible at the same time.
This is a scary time, and you need a safe place to work through your feelings, concerns, and fears. We’re here to walk alongside you.
You Have Rights
As a pregnant student, you have certain rights determined by the federal government. The U.S. Department of Education, through Title IX, prohibits discrimination—including pregnancy and parental status.
You can’t be kept from classes, testing, or any extracurricular activities. Your school must excuse absences due to your pregnancy or childbirth. They also need to make special accommodations for you as they would for any other student with special medical needs.
Talk to us about the law and your legal rights.
You Have Options
This is a big decision, and no one else can make it for you, but we can help. You have options. Schedule an appointment to talk with a LifeNet advocate about your situation and the options you have for your future.
Our friendly volunteer staff looks forward to meeting you and helping you in any way we can!
If you are a student facing an unplanned pregnancy and have questions or would like to talk, please call us at 530.727.9888 or come by the office. We’re here to help.