Whether you’re in a relationship or had a one-night stand, learning that you helped create a pregnancy may cause you to feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do.
It’s essential to approach the situation with an open mind and consider all options before deciding.
The good news is that options and resources are available, and you don’t have to decide overnight. You have time, so give yourself space to process this new reality.
Read below for suggestions on planning the best outcome for you and your partner when facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Try to Be Open-Minded
Your first thought may be to find the most convenient solution; however, it’s essential to have open and honest conversations with the woman carrying the pregnancy, whether you’re currently in a committed relationship or not.
Realize that you both may be more reactionary and emotional after first realizing the news–neither of you expected this!
It’s perfectly normal if you have a knee-jerk reaction initially, but also try to see it from her point of view . She probably feels vulnerable and frightened, so try to support her emotionally and be willing to hear her perspective.
Understand What Your Options Are
This new circumstance may leave you uncertain about your future, especially regarding your career, education, or other plans.
As you plan, it’s crucial to understand the available options: parenting, adoption, and abortion. Exploring and discussing them with your partner is important.
If you’re overwhelmed or unsure about what to do next, Pregnancy Options Miami is here to help. Schedule an options consultation with one of our male team members who can provide information and support as you navigate this difficult time.
Make a Plan Together
The most important thing you can do is to commit to being there for your partner until a resolution has been made and you have done everything you can to support her.
Together, you should decide what sacrifices, changes, or commitments you are willing to make due to this pregnancy.
At Pregnancy Options Miami, we offer consultations for men or women facing an unplanned pregnancy. We offer support and answer questions about options and resources.
No one should have to walk this journey alone, and we are here to encourage and support you.
Whether by yourself or with your partner, we encourage you to contact us for a no-cost consultation appointment!