What Are Your Options?

Though the woman is understandably the focus of any pregnancy, the man in the relationship has an important role to play in determining next steps of the pregnancy. If you and your partner recently found out you are unexpectedly pregnant, you may be asking yourself the following questions:

  • What do I do now?
  • Has she taken a pregnancy test?
  • If not, how can she get access to one?
  • How much does an abortion cost?
  • Should we consider adoption?
  • Do I have what it takes to be a father?
  • Does my opinion matter in this situation?

Asking these questions is normal. Most of all, it’s important to keep in mind that your thoughts and opinions do matter, even if you are not the one bearing the physical responsibility of the pregnancy. Many women look to their partner as a source of trust in situations like these, and you are in a position to make a difference, whether that’s immediately apparent or not.

However, that does not mean that it is abnormal to feel confused or uncomfortable about the whole situation. Many men in your position don’t immediately know what to do or how to act, and it’s only after discussions with their partner about the pregnancy that they begin to feel more at ease.

In fact, communication between you and your partner is one of the most important aspects of the pregnancy. It is very important that you are clear and honest with one another about your thoughts and feelings regarding next steps. And although it is legally the woman’s choice to decide what happens next, your voice is an important one that needs to be heard.

If you and your partner recently found out you are pregnant and don’t know what you should do next, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our compassionate, professional staff can help you discuss what you’re going through, as well as potential options for your next steps.