You will need to decide if or when you want to go back to school after your baby is born. You may wonder about going back as soon as possible, or after a longer period of time, like the following year.

With the right amount of support from friends and family, some teenage mothers manage to combine both school and taking care of their child.

If the decision about schooling is difficult to make, or causes conflict in your family, speak about it to a counsellor, teacher or someone you trust.

On the one hand, going back to school means you can complete your education. This may help you find work and make you and your baby more independent and financially secure in the future. On the other hand, staying at home may help you build a stronger bond with your baby. This can be helpful for the baby’s development and health.