Your partner thinks she might be pregnant and you’re feeling lost and confused. You’re probably asking yourself a lot of questions. What should you do? Are you ready to be a father? Who can you talk to? At Robbinsdale Women’s Center, we’re here to answer your questions and offer support. You don’t have to do this alone.
An unplanned pregnancy is a situation that deeply affects everyone involved, including you. The best first step for you both is to make sure she is actually pregnant by taking a lab-quality pregnancy test and having an ultrasound performed. These services are offered at no cost at our center.
Creating an open line of communication with your partner is also important. She needs you now more than ever, so be sure to both talk and listen. Don’t close yourself off; the two of you are in this situation together and communication is key to showing her your support.
You both probably have a lot of questions, that is expected. Talking with the important people in your life, like your parents, can help relieve some of your worries. Keeping this a secret will only add to your stress and hers.
Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions and educate yourself. You are your own best advocate. Seek information from people and sources you trust.
And lastly, be honest with your partner and with yourself. Don’t be afraid to share how you are feeling. Most likely she will be feeling the same worries and emotions you are. Above all else, remember that you are in this together and that you have support.
Don’t run from your responsibilities. You are a part of this and the more you try to run from it, the harder the situation will become.
Don’t pressure your partner to make the decision you want. You need to approach this situation as a team and making decisions together is part of a healthy relationship.
Don’t close yourself off or stop communication. Sharing your feelings and concerns is an important part of getting through this together.
At Robbinsdale Women’s Center, we offer support to men affected by an unplanned pregnancy. We offer a variety of no-cost and confidential services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you.