If you choose to, you can take photographs of your baby and keep mementos such as hand or foot prints. You might be confused about how you feel after losing your baby. It might help to talk together about what you're thinking and feeling.
You might also want to talk to someone on your own.
You might be especially afraid of your family or friends finding out. But if you're worried about talking to them, you can always talk to us to get support.
It might seem easier to keep the pregnancy to yourself. The sooner you talk to someone about your pregnancy, the more options you'll have about what to do. If you decide that having your baby is the right option for you, there's support out there for you. Or get advice on getting support as a young parent on Family Lives.
Get advice Talk to a friend, an adult or talk to us. This can happen during the first 23 weeks, but most miscarriages happen during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy (the first trimester). The main symptom of a miscarriage is vaginal bleeding – like your period – which may be followed by cramping and pain in your lower tummy.Most women who have a miscarriage go on to have a successful pregnancy in the future. However you feel, it can be really helpful to talk to someone you trust. You may feel pressured into getting back to 'normal', when all you want to do is to grieve for your baby. We're always here to talk and you can contact us about anything.If you have a miscarriage, you may feel sad, guilty or angry. After a stillbirth, many parents want to see and hold their baby. You'll be given some quiet time with your baby, if this is what you want. Not every parent wants to do this – it's your choice about what you want to do. The father of the child will also be experiencing a range of emotions.The idea of being a teenage parent can be just as frightening for young men as it can be for young women.They may also need support to deal with the situation.