06 Dec I’m Afraid of How My Partner Will React to My Unplanned Pregnancy ?
It’s understandable to worry about your partner’s reaction to your unplanned pregnancy. You likely have many questions and anxiously anticipate their response.
Though this is your pregnancy, and you have the right to make decisions about it, speaking with your partner may offer clarity. Below, we’ll review helpful things to consider.
Planning a Conversation
This step can be nerve-wracking, but it’s crucial. Choose a time and place where your partner can provide his undivided attention, and you can answer questions they may have.
Your partner may react with shock, sadness, or even anger. This is a normal reaction and not a reflection on you. An unplanned pregnancy can be a frightening life change, so you should provide the space they need to process their emotions.
Determining Next Steps
After some time for reflection, approach your partner about the next steps. Determine their level of involvement in this pregnancy and answer these key questions:
- Will your partner be involved in making the pregnancy decision?
- Are you both on good terms and committed to staying together?
- If you choose parenting, will your partner co-parent?
- Is your partner willing to create an adoption plan together?
- What fears or concerns do they have about this pregnancy?
Your partner may be willing to be involved in the decision-making process. They might attend appointments and weigh options together.
Some partners, however, don’t provide the support you deserve. This isn’t your fault, and other help is available. You can speak with loved ones and your local pregnancy center to find support persons for this journey.
The Journey Ahead
Moving forward can be difficult, but you aren’t alone. Regardless of your pregnancy decision, you’ll want to verify pregnancy details with pregnancy testing and an obstetric ultrasound. This scan protects your health and can help you further understand your options.
You have three options for this pregnancy: abortion, adoption, and parenting. Each has considerations you should keep in mind. Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center offers no-cost, confidential options counsel sessions so you can receive the facts you need.
We’re Here For You
You don’t need to navigate this journey alone. Lighthouse provides the no-cost, confidential services you need during an unplanned pregnancy. We don’t provide or refer for abortions, but we will give you the accurate information you deserve.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.