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Dealing with the uncertainty of an unplanned pregnancy is difficult enough without worrying about how your partner will react. However, there are steps you can take to make telling your partner the news easier. 

While this article will outline strategies you can take to tell your partner the news, it’s critical to seek help if your partner is abusive and you believe he may react violently to the news. The Domestic Abuse Hotline is always available by phone at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233) or text at 88788. 

Learn All You Can About Your Pregnancy Options First

Going into the conversation knowing all you can about your pregnancy options—and knowing what you’re leaning toward most—will give you assurance when approaching your partner and help ensure you don’t feel pressured into one choice over another.

Prepare What You Want to Say

Your pregnancy options include parenting, adoption, and abortion. At Assure Women’s Center, we’re here to provide medically accurate information about each option and give you the space to ask questions. 

Before meeting with your partner, it’s important to think about what you want to say. Preparing some talking points beforehand will help you feel more confident. 

Some things to consider include:

  • Do I know what pregnancy decision I’m considering and why? 
  • What do I want from my partner right now? What do I need most?
  • How can my partner support me?
  • How will I react if my partner doesn’t support me?

Choose the Time and Place

It’s vital to tell your partner the pregnancy news during a time when he will be able to give you focused attention and in a place you feel most comfortable. 

Are the weekends less busy? Do you feel most comfortable in a public setting, like a park? Choosing the time and place will give you an element of control when approaching your partner. 

You’re Not Alone

Navigating your pregnancy and thinking about how to tell your partner the news can be overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. At Assure Women’s Center, we’re here for you.

Contact us today to learn about all the ways we’re here to help. All appointments and resources are free and confidential.


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