An unplanned pregnancy may come as a shock to guys. If your partner finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, you may be wondering where to start or how to navigate this situation.
It is important to remember that you are not alone! There are things you can do to support your partner and help her during this tough time.
What Can I Do to Help My Partner?
There are several steps you can take to offer support to your partner and ensure that she feels you are there for her.
Listen to Her
Pregnancy can be very frightening, especially if it was unexpected. Your partner may be in shock. She may want to talk about her feelings. Providing a listening ear is one of the best things you can do for her during this time. Let her speak and provide a warm, reassuring presence.
Attend Appointments with Her
When your partner is pregnant, she will likely need to attend a lot of appointments. Going to these appointments alone can be frightening, and if she is by herself, she may not feel adequately supported. Try to attend as many appointments with her as you can.
Research Pregnancy Options
One of the best things that you can do for your partner is help her to understand the different options that are available. You can offer to learn more about abortion, adoption, and parenting, and then you can share this information with your partner.
Your partner is likely feeling very overwhelmed during this time. Researching the options available to her will be one less thing that she needs to do. Your partner will likely be thankful for your help!
While listening is very important, letting your partner know that you are with her will give her much-needed support and the security needed to weigh her options.
Consider Your Options
Once you have researched abortion, adoption, and parenting, you will want to discuss these pregnancy options together. Weigh the benefits and risks of each one, and consider speaking with a trusted professional about your options.
Have More Questions?
At BsideU for Life, we can offer you and your partner the support you need to make the decision that is best for you. We would be happy to speak with you about your options and offer a listening ear! If you and your partner choose to parent, we also offer parenting classes to provide you with all of the information you need to be loving parents.
Contact us today to schedule a no-cost appointment today. You are not alone; we are here for you both!