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Courtnay and Megan

Courtnay tries to cope with her pregnancy after her boyfriend was killed in a car accident, while Megan's mum Helen worries about supporting Megan's new arrival.

Series which goes behind the sensational headlines to discover what it is really like to be underage and pregnant. Following a mix of schoolgirl mums and dads from varied backgrounds, the teens tell their own story of how their lives are transformed from pregnancy to birth and life with a baby.

As well as sharing their hopes and fears, viewers will see how the pregnancy affects the rest of their world, from relationships with partners, friends and family to the impact on their education, body image and social life.

Courtnay from Inverness is only 14 and five months pregnant. After deciding with 16-year-old boyfriend Danny to go ahead with the pregnancy, tragedy struck - Courtnay was three months into the pregnancy when Danny was killed in a car accident. Dealing with her grief and her underage pregnancy, Courtnay faces an uphill struggle. Will she be able to turn a corner with the baby arriving?

Pregnant at 13, Megan from Portsmouth is now 14 and five months pregnant, and thinks she's ready to be a mum. She lives with her mum Helen who is on benefits and already worrying about how to financially support Megan's baby. With Megan determined to have more babies in the future, Helen is hoping childbirth will put her off. Megan's relationship with her 15-year-old boyfriend Lucas is frequently off and on. Will they make their relationship work for the sake of the baby or is Megan destined to be a single mum?

Part of The Adult Season on BBC Three.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 27 Jul 2010 04:15

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Role Contributor
Executive Producer Hannah Wyatt
Narrator Natalie Cassidy