is she pregnant?

You just found out that she is, or might be, pregnant… Whether she’s your partner, your daughter, or your friend, this can be a pretty tough thing for you as well.  You probably ended up at this page because you want the best for her.  We do too.

First off, thank you for being supportive and taking the initiative to seek out information.

If she’s pregnant, she needs you more than ever right now.  How to help her:

1. Don’t freak out.  You might be feeling a whole lot of different things right now: surprise, shock, fear, disappointment, anger, hurt, etc.  Try to remain calm and think to the future, instead of dwelling on past mistakes.

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2. Don’t pressure her.  Pregnancy is life-changing and she needs to be at peace with whatever she chooses.  Even though you might think you know the best choice for her, give her the space that she needs to decide.  Affirm her efforts to get information about all of her options and support her as she carefully thinks through each one.

3. If you’re her partner, be honest with her.  This is her choice, but it is helpful if you are both able to express your own thoughts and feelings, as well as understand each other’s.

4. Bring her to the Centre.  A client advocate can meet with her (and you!) to go over the three different pregnancy options and provide support throughout the decision-making process.  If needed, we can also help confirm whether she is in fact pregnant with a free pregnancy test.  Contact us for an appointment or just drop in.

We aren’t just here for her.  We are here for you too.

A client advocate can meet with you together (or separately).  An unexpected pregnancy can be tough to deal with for everyone involved.  We can help you both.

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