Your Opinion Matters
While women are understandably the focus of any pregnancy, particularly an unplanned pregnancy, the men in those relationships are also going through an experience of their own. And contrary to many men’s first instinct, their opinion is often the one the woman wants to hear the most. Still, it is both normal and understandable to ask yourself questions like the following:
- What are our next steps?
- Has she taken a pregnancy test to be sure?
- Could she have an abortion?
- Is adoption an option?
- Am I ready to be a father?
- Should my opinion influence her decision?
Thinking about these questions is important, but it is important to remember that no matter what, your opinion is important. Many women view their partner as a source of trust, and you are in a position to make a real difference, whether you realize it or not.
It is important to remember that communication is key throughout the entire process. While the physical implications are greater for her, this is an important time for both of you. That’s why it is so crucial that you are clear about each other’s thoughts and feelings about the pregnancy, and that you both feel supported and understood. If you find it difficult to begin those conversations, the staff at Downtown Pregnancy Center can help facilitate those talks and discuss all of your options.
If you are a man experiencing an unplanned pregnancy alongside your partner, please do not hesitate to contact us today and schedule your appointment. We will be happy to visit with either you on your own or together with your partner and discuss the options available to you.