Did an unplanned pregnancy catch you off guard? The emotional rollercoaster that comes next is a hard reality. You may feel confused or out of control at the moment, but you are not alone.
The journey ahead with your partner may seem overwhelming. Many men have many questions about what’s ahead, including…
- What do we do now?
- Can I financially support a child?
- Is the baby really mine?
- How do we tell our parents?
- What about adoption, abortion, or parenting?
- What does she expect from me?
Processing the News
Discuss the news of an unplanned pregnancy with your partner and someone you trust. It’s important to seek counsel during this time, especially as emotions may seem to cloud your decision-making process. We at Caring for Women are here for you if you need to talk in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
After taking in the news yourself, be available to your partner during this time, especially as she navigates through her pregnancy decision. Do your best to listen to her needs and talk through your fears and desires when it comes to the pregnancy decision.
We have a free and confidential fatherhood program available to fathers who need support! Every father needs extra support, especially during an unexpected season such as pregnancy.
Talk to our compassionate team about how to get started and receive advice and preparation for fatherhood. You can do this!