Are you and your partner navigating an unexpected pregnancy? Maybe you’re wondering how to support your partner as you navigate this news yourself. It’s a lot, but you are not alone. Here are a few steps to making the best choice for both of you.
Make sure she’s pregnant
While your partner may think she’s pregnant from a positive home pregnancy test, there is always a chance that the result was false or there are possible pregnancy complications. Offer to go with her to confirm her pregnancy results at our center.
We offer no-cost pregnancy testing and ultrasound so your partner can be sure of her pregnancy details.
Listen to her thoughts and feelings
What excites her? What does she fear? Let her know how important she is to you. Resist pressuring her about the pregnancy or checking out. Instead, commit to exploring your options together and getting whatever help you need to make your relationship better than ever.
Share your thoughts and feelings
If you aren’t sure how to start, say something like “When you told me your period was late, I felt ____, because ____. Now that I’ve had a little time to think about it, and hear what you are saying, I feel ____, because ____.” Consider talking with others who are close to you too.
Process what pregnancy means for you and her. Contact us to talk with someone who understands.
Learn about your options
She’s carrying the baby, but suddenly you are both parents. What does that mean?
Explore all your pregnancy options together to better understand how each process works, and the risks. You may already have an option in mind, but it’s important to be informed so you and your partner can make an educated decision.
Make a no-cost appointment today to begin pregnancy confirmation at no cost to you. If your partner’s pregnancy results are positive and healthy, we can talk about options with you as well.