And now is the time to learn more about your responsibilities as a participating partner.
Your girlfriend, wife, or companion has just told you she’s pregnant or thinks she is. This unplanned event may or may not be good news to you at this time. You might be experiencing anger, fear, or feel overwhelmed and unsure how to handle the situation. Too often the “guy” has been characterized as someone who fails to accept responsibility, only offers ultimatums, or simply “bails out”! That stereotype is only accurate if you fail to accept responsibility for your actions and play an active role with your partner in learning about all the options you have in this situation.
FEELING ANXIOUS OR ALONE?
You AND your partner may have some of the same thoughts & questions running through your head. The world says that it’s her choice, but most women don’t want to make that choice alone. She needs your support now more than ever!
- What options DO I have?
- Do I have any say in the choices being made?
- Will she let me be involved?
- What if I/she doesn’t want this baby
- What can we do? (I’m anxious & she’s afraid)
- IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHOM I CAN TALK TO ABOUT THIS?
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
The first thing you need to do is to help her confirm her pregnancy. The Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Low Country provides a free pregnancy test and many other support services. Going with her to the pregnancy test appointment will show her that you care and support her.
WE CAN HELP!
Right here, right now you need someone to be both honest and straightforward with you, someone who will give you all the facts. Folks who won’t judge you, preach to you or make you feel guilty. The staff at PCCLC will listen to your concerns and is here to talk with you.
- We will answer your questions
- We will listen without judging you or your companion
- We will help you explore your options: parenting, adoption, and abortion
- We understand what you and your companion are facing
FEAR CAN SHAKE YOU TO YOUR VERY CORE!
You are facing some really big decisions and it’s important that you and your wife/girlfriend/companion be open and honest with each other. Share what you are feeling. It’s normal to have feelings of anger, frustration, and fear, but make sure she knows that you are there to support her. She may be carrying the baby, but you are BOTH parents; and regardless of your relationship in the future you will have to work this out together.
LEARN ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS
Get all the information you need to make an informed decision. As a GUY you may not know a lot about pregnancy and how it affects women or what an abortion is and the risks associated with it. Let others help to make you aware of things you might not have considered.
NOW IS THE TIME!
Don’t wait for this to just go away because it won’t! Now is the time to stand by your partner and be a man.
Call us today to schedule a confidential appointment! We are here to help! 843-689-2222