If you’re unexpectedly pregnant, you may have anxiety about sharing the news. However, you have complete autonomy in this situation: You are not legally obligated to tell your partner about your pregnancy or the outcome you are considering.

Regardless, you don’t have to navigate this alone. Caring for Women Pregnancy Center is here for you with confidential support. Get a free pregnancy test and discuss your options with our caring team.

Keep reading to learn more about addressing this situation.

Safety First

You may have plenty of good reasons why you don’t want to tell your partner you’re considering abortion. The most important reason would be your safety.

You can never know exactly how your partner will react. However, if your partner has a history of abuse and you’re worried they might react violently, you should contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE. They can guide you in an abusive relationship.

In this situation, plan where you can go, as well as friends and family you can depend on for additional assistance.

Even if the situation isn’t violent, it’s also okay to prioritize your mental health if you feel sharing this information might lead to additional stress or emotional turmoil.

Should I Tell My Partner?

While you are not obligated to tell your partner you want an abortion, this decision is ultimately up to you, but there are a few reasons you may want to.

While your partner may be initially shocked and anxious about the news, sharing this information might benefit you. He could provide emotional support and practical assistance, especially if you have a supportive relationship.

Consider how hiding this would make you feel if the roles were reversed. Honesty is always the best policy to protect your relationship; going through this together can bring you closer.

Starting an honest dialogue can help open up other options for you if your partner supports your pregnancy. You can consider adoption or parenting with their help.

Even if your conversation doesn’t reach a definitive decision, you can take comfort in knowing you have the final say on your pregnancy.

Discuss Your Options

The choice is yours when disclosing your pregnancy to your partner. In any case, you should seek proper healthcare support and help to understand all your options moving forward.

You can find free services, resources, and options counseling at Caring for Women Pregnancy Center. We assist women with unexpected pregnancies every day and can offer a light at the end of the tunnel. Set up an appointment with us today.

*This blog is for informational purposes only. This facility is not a licensed medical facility. We do not offer, recommend, or refer for abortions or abortifacients; therefore, we receive no financial gain from your decision. We are committed to providing accurate information about pregnancy options, abortion procedure risks and alternatives, and after-abortion care.