When you find out your partner is expecting, things move fast. It can feel like you’ve been swept up in a whirlwind; your thoughts are racing, maybe you’re not sure how you feel, and you don’t know where to begin.
We’re here for you, and we understand you’re facing decisions and options you don’t feel ready to make. Although what happens next might ultimately be her decision, there are things you can do to help your partner, and being present is the best place to start.
Many women care about what their partner thinks, so hearing from you and communicating what may come next can be helpful. Discussing your thoughts, sharing your fears, and being honest is helpful so she can understand what you’re thinking.
Where To Start
Here are a few things your partner might find helpful, and will assist you both in planning your next steps.
- Confirm the pregnancy and attend the appointment with her.
- Begin understanding each of your options, and how each one will look for you and your partner.
- Try keeping an open mind and understand her thoughts and feelings. Listen to really hear her out, not simply to respond.
- Begin to open up and share your own thoughts and feelings. It can be difficult to start this type of conversation so you can just start from the beginning and walk her through where you are now, and your thought process since finding out about the positive test.
- Consider talking with people you both are close to. Speaking with those you trust can be useful in processing your feelings.
- Reassure your partner of the importance she has in your life. This may sound simple but letting her know you care about her may be exactly what she needs right now.
- Don’t pressure her about the pregnancy; cease communicating or isolate her. Instead, try to be approachable, interested, and present. You can devise a game plan together by exploring your options. This can be an opportunity that helps grow and strengthen your relationship.
We’re Here To Help
We understand some things are easier said than done. When it all just becomes too much, and you need help shouldering the load, we’re here for you.
We offer services that will assist you in thriving in your role of support. You are not alone, and your presence does make a difference.