Your partner is pregnant—what should you do?
An unexpected pregnancy can bring many emotions for the father. All men have concerns and questions regarding a surprise pregnancy. Choosing to parent or go with adoption does not mean the end of your dreams or goals. Whatever your situation, you are not alone. The Life Center team is here for you.
Taking In the news
The news of an unexpected pregnancy can feel surreal. How did this happen? Is the baby mine? What will her parents think? These are all normal questions to have.
To be the best version of yourself before making a decision with your partner, try to process the news on your own or with someone you trust to get the clarity you need to take your next step.
Give yourself a brief moment to process the news before talking with your partner. What you do next is up to you, but know you have the power to choose to parent if you desire to.
How Can You Support Your Partner?
Your partner is feeling the weight of an unexpected pregnancy as well. She probably has similar questions as you. Do your best to be there for your partner and listen. Listening to her is one of the best ways to support her right now.
Be sensitive when she needs space or more support. Decide to go through this journey as a team.
Free pregnancy resources & support
Before you and your partner make a pregnancy decision, confirm your pregnancy with a free and confidential, self-administered pregnancy test at our center. We can talk through all your options and questions as well.
Life Coaching for Men
A common misconception is that abortion is “a women’s choice”, but the woman in an unexpected pregnancy rarely wants to make that choice alone. She didn’t get into this situation by herself and needs your help and support. Your partner needs you to stand beside her and face this together.
Maybe you are being encouraged to have her get an abortion. Some men are surprised that women can choose abortion without the permission of the baby’s father. The decision to choose life or to abort the child is heavy on your partner’s heart. She is waiting for you to assure her that you will stand beside her.
Foundations of Fatherhood
The Life Center Coaching Team understands the impact an engaged father has on the outcome of his child’s life. We are prepared to educate, equip and empower men to engage in being the best Dad that they can be. We offer a monthly dad’s group to build a solid foundation in family leadership, parenting, and healthy relationships in our men.
The Life Center Team is here to support you in your journey. You are not alone. Talk with us today.
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