Discovering that your partner is unexpectedly pregnant can be overwhelming for both of you. It’s a time filled with mixed emotions, and your support is crucial in helping your partner navigate this period.
Here’s how you can be a solid support system for your partner during these challenging times.
Providing Support Through Listening and Dialogue
Simply being present and listening can significantly alleviate your partner’s emotional stress.
Engage in active listening, which involves fully concentrating on what your partner is saying, understanding it, and responding thoughtfully. Validate her feelings, restate her concerns to ensure you understand, and demonstrate empathy.
Initiate open and honest conversations to discuss any fears and aspirations. This can be a tough period, and clear, compassionate communication is essential in addressing your partner’s worries. Share your feelings, but avoid passing judgment.
Your partner is experiencing a lot. Learning about the situation can ease some of her stress.
Familiarize yourself with the various options, including parenting, adoption, and abortion. Learning about the challenges and resources of each choice will enable you to make a well-informed decision together (if she is comfortable).
Share the information you gather with your partner and be ready to discuss your findings, addressing her questions or concerns.
Unplanned pregnancies can be emotionally draining. Be there for your partner, providing support and empathy. This could mean accompanying them to doctor’s appointments, helping with errands, or offering a shoulder to lean on.
Seeking Additional Help
Assure Women’s Center offers assistance for women dealing with unplanned pregnancies. We provide free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to explore all available options. Encourage your partner to visit us for guidance and support.
Contact us to schedule a free and confidential appointment and start on a path of informed decision-making.