Are you worried about how your boyfriend and family will respond to your unplanned pregnancy? We know it can feel like an emotional rollercoaster without any clear direction on how to go about the conversation. We want to help you feel more prepared and equipped for their reactions. Know that your worth is more than your circumstances.
Take A Breather
It’s important to take a brief moment to process the news of an unplanned pregnancy. Talk with and confide in a trusted friend if you need to process your emotions beforehand.
Go for a walk, clear your head, journal, and let your emotions surface. Stuffing down your feelings is never a good idea. Though it could feel ok to do at the moment, it will eventually come out down the road.
You are deserving of compassion and grace for yourself. Though it’s difficult and not what you expected, you will get through this. You are not alone.
Pick the Right Time
The time you tell your boyfriend and family members can significantly affect their response, whether they are in a stressed environment, tired, etc.
While the environment will never be perfect, try your best to tell your boyfriend and family about your pregnancy on a day they’re rested and relaxed. Pick a day they have off and have time to respond and process it.
The Final Decision is Yours
You can’t control how others react, but you can control how you respond. Listen to their reactions as best as possible, and do your best not to react immediately. Ultimately, the pregnancy decision is yours to make.
We Can Help
Our compassionate and caring staff are here to help discuss your pregnancy and options with you if needed, with no judgment or pressure.
Our pregnancy services are free and confidential if you still need to confirm your pregnancy. An ultrasound goes one step further to confirm your pregnancy, verifying how far along you are and alerting you to a potential ectopic complication.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment to find clarity and support.