You Have a Voice

Once she’s missed a period, everything can change – fast. During this time, you may be worried or have questions about what role you play in the decision-making process. While what happens next may be her decision, most women really care about what the man thinks. Ultimately, having an open line of communication, where you can both voice your questions and concerns is extremely important. The more you two can work together and learn about your options, the more likely you both are to make an educated decision regarding your next steps.

Here are a few steps to take before making a choice:

  • Make sure she’s pregnant by scheduling a free pregnancy test at Alpha Women’s Center.
  • Go with her to her appointment to show your support.
  • Take time to learn about your options.
  • Share your thoughts and feelings with each other about each of your options.
  • Learn about the resources available to you, such as financial assistance, adoption agencies, WIC and more.
  • Let her know that she is important to you.
  • Don’t pressure her into making a decision she is not comfortable with.

What Pregnancy Means For Men

While we mentioned that it’s important to support your partner during this difficult time, we understand that you need support as well. Alpha Women’s Center can help sort through your feelings and discuss your options with you. In the meantime, it’s helpful to ask yourself some of the following questions when considering what to do:

  • How involved am I willing to be during this process?
  • What does she need to do after taking a pregnancy test?
  • What if I don’t want her to have an abortion?
  • Is adoption an option?
  • Am I ready to be a father?
  • How can I support a family, emotionally and financially?
  • Should my opinion influence her decision?

Ready to talk? We’re here to listen. Make your free and confidential appointment today.