Finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant can stir many different emotions—all of which can feel more overwhelming as you think about telling your boyfriend and family. Telling them will help ease these difficult feelings as you get the news out in the open, but it can be hard to know where to start. 

If you’re wondering how to tell your boyfriend and family that you’re pregnant, there are certain steps you can take that can help. Read on to learn these steps. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy (including options, available resources and support, etc.) contact Bright Hope today to be connected to one of our caring team members. 

Think Through Your Options

Considering your pregnancy options and deciding what you’re leaning toward can help you feel more confident when you tell your boyfriend and family. If you know what you want to do and why, you’ll be better able to answer their questions. 

Your pregnancy options include parenting, abortion, and adoption. While exploring these options will help you understand what’s available, sometimes it can also help to speak with someone. At Bright Hope, we’re here to provide information about your options and give you the space to ask questions in a caring, non-judgmental environment. 

Decide the Best Time, Day, and Place

Oftentimes, telling someone big news comes down to timing. Choosing a day and time when your boyfriend and family won’t be distracted can help them give their full attention to you. For example, choose a day when they don’t have work, school, or another pressing obligation. 

It’s also important to consider the mood. If your family and boyfriend are stressed out due to work, school, or something else, they might interpret your news from this lens. However, if they are feeling happy or generally good, they might be more likely to approach your news from a better angle.

Along with deciding the timing and mood, you’ll also want to think about the place. Where do you feel most comfortable? In public, like a cafe or park? Or in private, like your home?

Know That You’re Not Alone

Preparing to tell your parents and boyfriend can feel isolating, like no one else understands what you’re going through. But you’re not alone in this. 

At Bright Hope, we’re here for you. Whether you’re looking for more information about your pregnancy options, free ultrasounds and other services, or just someone to listen, we’re here for you. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.