“I Think My Girlfriend’s Pregnant”
Finding out that your girlfriend, partner or friend could be unexpectedly pregnant with your child can be scary. You likely have so many thoughts running through your mind and many emotions surrounding the situation. Perhaps you’re looking for advice, or what role you play in the decision-making process, or just someone to talk to. No matter what you need, the staff at Aspire Together are here for you.
Below, you will find information on how to support your partner throughout this journey and what part you play in this unplanned pregnancy.
What To Do Vs. What Not To Do
First of all, your partner is just as scared as you are. You both are part of this outcome, but she has to bear the physical changes that pregnancy brings with it. The good news is that you don’t have to go through this alone – you have each other. Once you confirm that she is actually pregnant, by taking a pregnancy test and having an ultrasound performed, you are now ready to begin discussing your options. It’s important to note that while it’s her body and her ultimate decision, your input and support are extremely important.
Here is a list of things you should and should not do during the decision-making process.
What To Do
- Support her
- Talk to her about her feelings and your feelings
- Be open to her opinions in regards to the outcome of this pregnancy
- Be open with your opinion in regards to the outcome of this pregnancy
- Be honest with her
- If she wants to, come to her appointments with her
What Not To Do
- Leave her
- Ignore her or her feelings
- Force her into making a decision
- Shame her or put her down
Guys, We’re Here For You
As mentioned before, we are here to support you both! No one should have to go through unplanned pregnancy alone and that includes guys, too. If you are looking for a safe place to talk about what’s going on and how you’re feeling, we are waiting for you. Aspire Together serves as a safe place for you to get your questions answered and discuss your concerns with a trusted member of our staff. We also offer confidential limited STD testing free of charge for guys as well. If you’re sexually active, you owe it to yourself to get tested!
Please don’t hesitate to set up your confidential appointment free of charge at Aspire Together today.