Guys, We Are Here For You
My Life Clinic understands that unplanned pregnancies do not just affect women, but the men involved as well. This time can be just as overwhelming and stressful for you as it is for her, and we want to support you in the same way.
We offer free information and support for men. We want to give you the tools to better support her through this process, as well as discuss your feelings and role in regards to her unplanned pregnancy.
How You Can Help
When you come in for your appointment, we can go over many ways for you to help your partner during this difficult, confusing time for you both. For now, here is some advice to benefit you and your partner:
- Listen. You are involved, but this situation involves more than just you. You and your partner are now making decisions for you, her and the growing pregnancy. The best thing you can do is listen and respond to her needs.
- Remain Calm. She needs your support now more than ever. Although she is the one carrying the pregnancy, you are both parents. No matter how stressed you might feel, do your best to keep your emotions under control. Do not lash out or assign blame to your partner. You are in this together and need to work as a team.
- Talk. Talk about the situation together with your parents and others who are close to the pregnancy. Communication is key, especially when navigating something as complicated as making a decision about how to move forward with an unplanned pregnancy. You will both be better off sharing your thoughts and feelings rather than attempting to cover them up. This will only cause you both more stress.
- Be Honest. You may be having feelings of anger, confusion, or fear. All those feelings are valid and while you should do your best not to put more stress on her or make her feel blamed, sharing how you feel with her is important. She is also likely experiencing these feelings, so she will appreciate knowing that she is not alone.
If you want someone to talk to about your current situation, My Life Clinic is here for you. Make a free appointment today to get your questions answered and your concerns addressed in a confidential, non-judgmental setting.