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A positive pregnancy test can send your mind racing. Maybe you just found out you’re pregnant, or you’ve known for a while, but preparing to share the news with your partner can be overwhelming.

Before telling your partner that you’re pregnant, taking time to make a plan of how and where you’ll share the news can be helpful and can ensure that you remain safe.

Why Are You Worried How Your Partner Will React?

Your partner may experience the same feelings of fear and uncertainty that you felt when you found out you were pregnant, but if you’re worried that they may react violently, don’t dismiss these concerns.

Never meet up with your partner alone if you think they could be violent or try to harm you in any way. Make a plan to protect yourself by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE).

If you’re unsure how your partner will react, put safeguards in place for protection. Sharing the news in a public place and bringing a trusted friend or family member along to have them nearby when you tell your partner are great ways to protect yourself.

How to Share the News

Before you share the news of your pregnancy with your partner, envision how you want the conversation to go and how your partner might react.

Writing out what you want to say can be helpful and give you the confidence you need when it comes time for the conversation.

Remember that unplanned pregnancies can be shocking, so your partner’s first reaction may not be a reflection of their true feelings. Give your partner time to process, and know that you may need to have follow-up conversations after you both take time to think.

It’s Your Decision

Anytime you’re feeling overwhelmed, it is easy to be influenced by the opinions of others.

Don’t feel pressured to make a decision based on your partner’s reaction to the news of your pregnancy. If your partner pressures you to have an abortion, don’t rush to make a decision.

Choosing how to proceed with a pregnancy takes time. You should be confident in the decision you make and should never feel like you have to have an abortion to appease your partner.

Get the Help You Need

If you’re feeling unsure how to prepare to share the news with your partner, making a plan to find out more details about your pregnancy is a great place to start.

Learning the facts about your pregnancy can provide you with more peace of mind and prepare you to answer your partner’s questions.

Lifeline Pregnancy Center’s medical staff can provide you with a lab-quality pregnancy test and perform an ultrasound scan.

Facing an unplanned pregnancy and sharing the news can feel daunting, but we want to provide a safe place where you can share your fears and concerns and receive the support you deserve.

Contact us today for a no-cost and confidential appointment.

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I’m Afraid of How My Partner Will React to My Unplanned Pregnancy

A positive pregnancy test can send your mind racing. Maybe you just found out you’re pregnant, or you’ve known for a while, but preparing to share the news with your partner can be overwhelming. Before telling your partner that you’re pregnant, taking time to make a plan of how and where you’ll share the news