The reality of an unplanned pregnancy can be daunting enough without your partner trying to force their point of view on you.
As you navigate this season, read this article for steps to ensure you make a pregnancy decision out of confidence rather than fear.
Assess the Situation
There are different kinds of pressure in this situation, and it’s important to try and be as objective as possible to understand to what degree your partner is pressuring you. This will help you respond appropriately.
Here are a couple of questions to ask yourself:
- 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?
- Does he have any support system, such as a trusted friend or family member to help him process this?
- 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 may first respond out of fear or anxiety. If this is the case, try giving him space or encouraging him to find support as he lets the news sink in.
However, your safety should be your top priority. If he shows any sign of abuse, take precautions as soon as possible. If you can’t safely predict his behavior, meet him only in a public place to discuss the pregnancy or call him over the phone to ensure you remain safe.
At Options for Women, we offer no-cost consultations for you (and your partner) to learn more about your pregnancy options in a safe, judgment-free environment.
If you and your partner disagree on the best solution for the unplanned pregnancy, that’s okay. Ultimately, your decision about your pregnancy is the final one.
We are here to equip you to make an informed decision.
If you are uncertain about the best option, you can start by gathering key details about your pregnancy. We recommend scheduling a no-cost, limited ultrasound where you can learn about your pregnancy’s gestational age, location, and status.
These details can let you know how far along you are and if your pregnancy is healthy and growing. This information can help you make an educated and informed decision for your health and pregnancy.
Once you’ve finished your fact-finding journey, we provide a safe environment for you to discuss what you’ve learned and gather information on local resources for women facing unplanned pregnancies.
Even if you and your partner are not aligned, no woman should have to walk this journey alone. We support and equip you to make the right decision for YOU. Contact us today to schedule your options consultation!