Is My Partner Really Pregnant?
We know the news of an unplanned pregnancy can come as a big shock. Once your partner missed a period, everything can change – fast. What happens next may feel like a major decision, but know that your role and support in this pregnancy journey matters. You may have questions like…
- How do I financially support a child?
- What are our options?
- What will our parents think/do?
- Can I continue school and parent?
- Is she positive she’s pregnant?
These types of questions are normal and know that you will get through this, one step at a time. At Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center, our team is here to answer your questions and come alongside you as you seek to support your partner. Here is what guys can do with an unplanned pregnancy. Take the pressure off – you are not in this alone.
1. First, process the news Yourself
It’s common to feel mixed emotions when it comes to an unplanned pregnancy. It’s important to process your emotions some before moving forward with supporting your partner. Talk to someone you trust to process the news with so you can be fully available to your partner and her needs. This can help you and your partner avoid conflict as emotions can get the best of us.
What you do next is up to you, but processing the news yourself first will give you better clarity before making any pregnancy decision with your partner.
2. Seek to Support Your Partner
It’s common that your partner is going through some similar emotions that you are too. She probably has lots of questions and may feel inadequate or unprepared about this pregnancy. One of the best ways to support her during this time is to listen! Hear her thoughts & feelings. What excites her? What does she fear? It’s a challenging time and simply being present to listen to her thoughts and emotions will help.
Do your best to determine if she needs space or more attention and time with you. You may even need to ask what she needs at this time if you don’t know. Choose to go through this journey as a team. Share your thoughts & feelings when the time feels right.
Let your partner know how important she is to you and try not to pressure her about any part of the pregnancy. Commit to learning your options together and receive the help you need to make your relationship better than ever. Process what pregnancy means for you and her.
3. Free Pregnancy Confirmation
Step one: make sure your partner is indeed pregnant! While it is rare, some women will get a false positive at-home test if taken incorrectly or at the wrong time. That’s why it’s essential to be sure with lab-quality pregnancy testing and an ultrasound. As her partner, offer to go with her to the appointment.
At Etowah Pregnancy Testing Center, we offer free and confidential pregnancy confirmation services and support. Before you and your partner move forward with a pregnancy decision, confirm your pregnancy with a lab-quality grade pregnancy test and ultrasound appointment at our center today.
4. making the best choice for both of you
Once your partner has confirmed her pregnancy, it’s time to consider your pregnancy options. We can discuss your options with you in a safe and judgment-free environment. The decision is ultimately up to you and your partner.