Know that what you do as you face an unplanned pregnancy will greatly impact your future. You are a very important part of the pregnancy decision.
If pregnancy has caught you and your partner by surprise, you may feel very out of control at the moment. You and your partner are not alone! Many men in your situation ask themselves questions when deciding how to move forward with the pregnancy news…
- What do I do now?
- How will I support my partner and child?
- Is the child mine?
- How do we tell our parents?
- What about adoption, abortion, or parenting?
- What does she expect from me?
Process the News
Before making a rash decision or seeking a resolution with your partner, take time to digest the news for yourself. Give yourself a brief moment to feel the emotions coming at you and talk to someone other than your partner about your current situation. Taking this first step could help reduce the conflict with your partner.
Do your best to be present and open with your partner. Listen to her and her needs, while also expressing yours. You are on this journey together. Before talking too much into the future, confirm your partner’s pregnancy results.
How to Support Your Partner
She just told you that she thinks she might be pregnant. You may be dealing with a range of emotions like you don’t want to, or need to, deal with this decision. That’s why we’re here.
She needs you but you may not know what to do. We often hear men say they told their significant other, “I’ll support whatever you decide” thinking that’s what she wants to hear, but you may be communicating something completely different to her.
We Can Help
When you visit our clinic, you will feel welcomed. We want you to know that we’re glad you’re there to support your significant other. You will never feel judged or unwelcome when you visit anyone at our clinic. Our goal is to provide you with all the answers we can regarding unplanned pregnancy and your role.
We care about what you’re going through & thinking about. We have male volunteers here to listen, answer your questions, & talk with you. You can come in alone or with your girlfriend/wife.