Finding out you’re pregnant can be scary, and if you add the stress of worrying about your partner’s reaction, this can amount to an overwhelming feeling. 

But there are steps you can take to reduce your stress—which is essential for your health right now. This article will cover strategies for telling your partner the news. However, if you’re worried about your immediate safety, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for help. 

Learn All You Can About Your Pregnancy Options

Before talking to your partner, learning all you can about your pregnancy options is essential. The more you know, the more you will feel confident going into the conversation. 

Your pregnancy options include parenting, adoption, and abortion. But you don’t have to navigate your pregnancy options alone. At Bright Hope Pregnancy Support Centers, we’re here to provide medically accurate information about your options and give you a safe space to ask questions and share your concerns. 

Think About What You Want to Say

While you can’t control how your partner will react to the pregnancy news, thinking about what you want to say will give you a level of control during the conversation. 

Some things to consider include:

  • What pregnancy option are you leaning toward and why?
  • How can your partner support you?
  • If your partner doesn’t agree with your pregnancy choice, how will you respond?
  • What do you need most from your partner right now?

Decide When and Where to Tell Your Partner

Remember how you felt when you first discovered you were pregnant? Your partner will likely feel many of the same emotions. This is why it’s vital to tell your partner the news at a time and place where you both will be free of distractions.

Furthermore, choosing a location where you feel most comfortable will give you another layer of control during the talk. Would you rather tell your partner in a park? A café? At home? Choose a place where you will feel most at ease. However, if you’re worried at all about your safety, make sure you choose a public location and consider bringing a supportive friend or family member. 

You’re Not Alone

Preparing to tell your partner the news about your pregnancy can make you feel anxious and stressed, but you’re not alone in this. At Bright Hope, we’re here for you. 

Contact us today to learn more about all the different ways we’re here to help. All appointments, resources, and services are free and confidential.