What Can I Do if My Partner Doesn’t Support My Pregnancy?

Posted on September 29, 2023 by Metro Women's Care

Numerous questions arise when you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy. What are your options? Are you determined to parent or place your child for adoption? And what if your partner isn’t supportive?

Remember, this is your pregnancy decision. No one can coerce you into making a decision you feel uncomfortable with. Reviewing your pregnancy options and finding adequate support is key in this situation. And you are not alone.

1. Find Support Persons

First and foremost, if you are in an abusive relationship, you deserve to find safety. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline for 24/7 assistance or dial 911 in an emergency.

In the meantime, connect with a loved one who can offer support. Share your pregnancy news if you feel comfortable, and determine what help they can provide. Whether that’s attending appointments with you or helping with grocery shopping, a little can go a long way. Having people in your corner is essential.

2. Give Your Partner Time

If it is safe, consider giving your partner the time and space they need to process your pregnancy news. They may feel worried, anxious, or even angry. When you’re both ready, listen to each other’s concerns.

Finding common ground may be difficult, but possible. Identify the goals you share for this pregnancy, if applicable. Consider your partner’s input, but reinforce that this is your decision.

3. Seek Pregnancy Confirmation Services

Even if you’ve already confirmed your pregnancy, you need more details. Metro Women’s Care offers no-cost ultrasound consultations to determine your pregnancy’s viability, gestational age, and location. This critical information can give important insight into certain medical conditions, as well as inform you of your options.

Our licensed medical staff will also discuss your health history and answer pregnancy-related questions. We offer an unhurried time time with a nurse in a judgment free space. Women are able to sit and process as long as they need to. We’re here to be a valuable resource.

4. Weigh Your Options

During an abortion options consultation, we’ll inform you of the abortion risks and side effects you should know. Informed consent means being aware of the risks of any medical procedure and how your total person can be affected- body and mind.

We’ll also provide essential information about the medical referrals, educational opportunities, and resources we offer to those who choose adoption or parenting. You’re likely feeling nervous and overwhelmed if your partner isn’t supportive. But more help is available than you think. We have supported thousands of women through their pregnancies and are happy to come alongside you and support you!

Pregnancy can be a stressful time, and as you’re considering options and making a decision, engage in self-care activities and reach out to those you trust.

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An unexpected pregnancy can be frightening, especially when you feel alone. But clarity is possible. Metro Women’s Care provides the care you need.

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