If you are feeling overwhelmed at the news of an unplanned pregnancy, you are not alone. This news can be incredibly daunting if your partner is trying to pressure you toward a specific choice, like an abortion.
This decision is up to you alone. Read this article to help you discern the best next steps to reach a pregnancy decision you are confident about.
Assess the Situation
In this situation, there are different kinds of pressure to consider. It’s important to remain objective in understanding how your partner may influence your decisions. Asking yourself a few questions can help with this:
- Is my partner set on abortion and unwilling to learn more about other options?
- Is he demonstrating abusive behavior, such as verbal or physical threats?
- Do I have a preference for a specific option (other than abortion)?
- Am I willing to continue with the pregnancy, even without his support?
Your partner could initially react out of fear or shock. If this is the case, giving him space or suggesting he reach out to his support system may help as he comes to terms with the news.
Life Choices Center offers no-cost, pressure-free consultations where you (and your partner) can learn more about your pregnancy and what each option entails.
Disagreeing with your partner on handling an unplanned pregnancy is understandable, but the choice is yours to make regarding your health and well-being.
Our goal is to ensure you feel empowered in your decision. If you need help with the best path, start by gathering critical facts about your situation. We can refer you for a no-cost, onsite ultrasound. The scan will reveal how many weeks along you are and determine the pregnancy’s location and status.
Knowing these details paints a fuller picture. You’ll learn more about your pregnancy’s development and if everything is progressing normally. The full medical story can support weighing your options from an educated place.
All these factors and recommended steps are understandably a lot to take in. Our role is to make sure you feel supported, not rushed. Our center provides a safe, supportive space to review what you’ve learned about your pregnancy and freely discuss your experiences.
We can also help connect you with local resources to support those facing unplanned pregnancies.