Did Your Partner Announce She’s Pregnant?

Once she’s missed a period, everything can change – fast. Your life feels like it’s in a tailspin. An unplanned pregnancy can leave both of you surprised, scared, and trapped. You are not alone because we’re here to help you.

What happens next may be her decision, but most women want to know your thoughts. They need your support.

Here are a few steps to making the best choice for both of you.

What To Do

  • Talk with her and listen to her. Keep the lines of communication open between the two of you at all times. DO NOT close yourself off emotionally because this situation involves more than just you!

  • Be there for her. She needs you now more than ever before.

  • Get advice from people who care. In addition to keeping the lines of communication open between the two of you, it’s important to discuss the situation with parents and others who’ll be directly affected. Keeping this a secret will only add to the stress.

  • Educate yourself. Collect information about your options and see what resources are available.

  • Be honest with her and yourself. Own and share at all times how you feel. You’ll be surprised at how much it will help her to know that you share the same concerns. 

What Not To Do

  • Don’t run from your responsibilities. The more you try to avoid this situation, the more complicated things will get.

  • Don’t pressure her to do what you want. You both need to work together at all times. You’re a team now!

  • Don’t stop communicating with her. Express your feelings and add your input whenever it’s needed.

What to do about an unplanned pregnancy is an important life-changing decision. By working together, you can be proud that you’re handling the situation maturely. Contact us to talk with someone who understands. Remember, we’re here for you too.