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I Am Afraid of How My Partner Will React to My Unexpected Pregnancy

Fear is a common element with many unexpected pregnancies. You may worry about the unknown or question which pregnancy option is best. There is also the added pressure of your partner’s reaction. 

Ultimately, your pregnancy decision cannot be made by someone else. You can choose the option that suits your lifestyle and situation. But there are several things to consider when worrying about your partner’s reaction to the pregnancy. 

1. Why Might My Partner React Negatively?

It is not uncommon for loved ones to react negatively to your unexpected pregnancy. They may be concerned about your future, especially if you choose a long-term commitment like parenting.

With your partner, it is more complex. They may feel overwhelmed with the responsibilities that can come with this news and question how this pregnancy will shape their future.

Remember that it is normal for your partner to feel scared or angry. But you do not need to share the news if they are abusive; you must protect yourself. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for 24/7 assistance. 

2. How Can I Share the News?

Select a date and time when your partner can provide their undivided attention. You can have this conversation in a neutral location where you feel most comfortable.

It is best to be direct when sharing the news about your unexpected pregnancy. Information about the pregnancy, including gestational age, can clarify the situation. Explaining the options you are considering can also help alleviate concerns. 

It is best not to take it personally if your partner displays strong emotions. They will need some time to process the news. Then, you can discuss their role in this pregnancy and how they can help during this time.

3. What Can I Do Moving Forward?

You should receive an ultrasound if you have not already had one. A limited ultrasound at Your Options Medical dates your pregnancy (tells you how far along you are), provides information on viability (whether it is progressing normally and if there is a heartbeat) and location (if the pregnancy is in the uterus). 

You will need these details to narrow down your options and identify whether you are experiencing a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment.

Next, you can receive options counseling to learn about abortion, adoption, and parenting. Your Options Medical does not provide or refer for abortions, but we offer accurate information on abortion procedures so you receive the facts about potential risks and side effects. Your Options is not an adoption agency or a prenatal clinic so the focus of your appointment will be pregnancy confirmation services and options counseling to help you determine your next steps.

Your partner is welcome to attend your appointment and learn more about pregnancy options. Together, you can determine your partner’s level of involvement.

Quality Medical Care

Your Options Medical is committed to providing expert pregnancy confirmation services for those facing an unexpected pregnancy. We also offer telehealth appointments with our nurses for your convenience. 

Contact us today to make a no-cost, confidential appointment. You can also call or text 508-251-9022. Your health and well-being are crucial.

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