If your partner is or thinks she might be pregnant, and it wasn’t part of the plan you had, you’re likely feeling angry, confused, frustrated or afraid. Many men in this situation also feel as though they don’t have a say in the outcome of the pregnancy, which is not true. Here are some things you can do in order to support your partner and express your opinion as you face this unexpected pregnancy together.
Many women in this situation reach out to their partners for support and encouragement. One way you can stand by her and offer what she needs is to come with her to her appointment. At New Hope Center, we offer no-cost pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy, as well as consultations to help you through the next steps.
An unexpected pregnancy is a difficult circumstance that many people have opinions about. Telling friends and family can be uncomfortable and nerve-wracking and the decision-making process will be complicated. It will not be easy to walk through this, but it will be much better to do so together.
Conversations around unexpected pregnancy often leave men out of them, but they shouldn’t. The pregnancy is something both of you are responsible for; one that both of you need to discuss together. Being open and honest about your thoughts, as well as listening to hers, will help the two of you better understand the best decision for you.
There will be few decisions in life that are as difficult and important as this one. We say this not to scare you, but to encourage both of you to really take the time to consider what you think and how the decision might impact you. Whether you are considering abortion, adoption, or parenting, we have resources and information to help you make that choice together.
We have one-on-one fatherhood classes taught by our trained male staff and resources to help you become a great parent. We will help you learn more about her pregnancy, how to support her, caring for your baby and your role as a new father. You will also earn material items for your new baby. This is not a journey you will have to walk alone.
We have resources that can help you both become great parents if that is the decision you choose. We will help you learn how to care for a baby, how to best support your child’s mother, and we can provide you with material goods. This is not a journey you have to walk alone.