Angry, confused, overwhelmed, excited—these may be just some of the mixed emotions you have regarding an unplanned pregnancy. Did your partner share the news with you, and you didn’t know what to say? That’s normal. You may still feel shocked and uneasy, but you are not alone in this journey.
Find Community Support
Though it’s important to remain supportive and open with your partner, you may first need to talk through this unplanned pregnancy for additional support.
Talk with a friend, mentor, or trusted family member to get things off your chest. It’s a wise step to take, as you may not be able to comfort your partner until you find support for yourself.
Support Your Partner
Support can look like many things at a time like this. Your partner is probably experiencing similar emotions to you right now, and it’s important to offer her a space to feel heard and understood. Listening to her is one of the greatest ways to support her.
Other ways to support your partner include going the extra mile to bring her gifts, cook her dinner, or go to her appointments together.
Learn All Your Options
Though your partner may have the final say regarding the pregnancy decision, you do have a huge impact on her decision. You and your partner have three pregnancy decisions: abortion, adoption, and parenting.
You deserve to know about all your options. If you and your partner are in a good standing relationship, visit us at Ramona Women’s Clinic for options education so you can choose the best decision and feel fully informed.
We’re Here for You
The Ramona Women’s Clinic is here to help her confirm her pregnancy with a medical-quality pregnancy test, a limited obstetrical ultrasound, and options information. All services are free and confidential.