Is Your Partner Pregnant?
The emotions running through your mind can seem like a rollercoaster. Not knowing what to do next is common for many men who find out their partner is pregnant. Know that you are not alone. Are you asking yourself…
“How did this even happen?”
“How will I support my partner and child financially?”
“What will our parents think?”
“What if she doesn’t want to stay together?”
“How do we get support?”
“Is she really pregnant?”
Try your best to remain calm when talking with your partner about the pregnancy news. You will get through this! Your partner needs you now more than ever. It’s vitally important that you provide her with the support she needs –emotionally and physically. Here are some tips on how you do this.
Supporting Your Partner
Step one to talking with your partner about the news: listen to her! Keep the lines of communication open between the two of you at all times. Try not to close yourself off emotionally because this situation involves more than just you. Be there for her as best as you can. She needs your support.
Talk with the 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 – yours and hers.
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. You’ll be surprised at what you learn about yourself. And you’ll be proud that you’re standing tall together!
Confirm Your Partner’s Pregnancy
To be sure of your partner’s pregnancy – confirm her results with free and confidential pregnancy testing and an ultrasound at our center today. Be informed of where her pregnancy stands and what your pregnancy options are. While at-home pregnancy tests are accurate – there is always a chance for error. Come into our center today to confirm the results.
What to Avoid
While you won’t be perfect as you navigate an unplanned pregnancy, here are some things to avoid as you strive to support your partner. First, try not to run from your responsibilities. The more you try to avoid this situation, the harder things will get for the three of you. Now. And forever. A couple of other things to avoid:
- 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.
Talk to our compassionate team today to learn more about supporting your partner and receiving the support you need to move forward.