Is she pregnant?

While a man’s legal rights are limited when it comes to an unexpected pregnancy, your influence and support have a huge impact during this time. Here are some things you should and should not do if your partner is or thinks she might be pregnant:

THE DO’S:

Listen

Regardless of your relationship status, this is something you are both a part of. The more you listen to her, the more likely she will be willing to listen to you.

Talk About It

Talk with her, with parents, with family, and with those close to you who can help and support you. It may be hard to start the conversation but it is far better than never having it at all. Hiding it will only build tension and concern during an already difficult time. Need ideas on how to start the conversation or what to say?  We are here to help you prepare for that. Make an appointment with us today.

Find the Facts

Don’t leave questions unanswered, and don’t rush your decision-making process. This is one of the most important decisions you will ever make as it will affect you for years, if not for the rest of your life. Take a breath and make sure you and your partner in this unexpected pregnancy get the information you need. At MyLife, we are here to help each of you explore each option.

Express How You Feel

And allow her to do the same. Whether she expresses it or not, she needs your support right now.

THE DON’TS:

Pressure Her

It will only push her away.

Bail

If you run, you will lose an opportunity to be involved in the decisions and situations that play out.

Your Sexual Health

If you and your partner are facing an unexpected pregnancy, you are at risk for contracting an STI/STD. Left untreated, STIs can become very serious and cause long-term health issues for you. MyLife Medical Center offers free and low-cost STI/STD testing and treatment for both men and women. STI/STD testing at MyLife Medical requires an appointment, so schedule yours today.

MyLife Medical Center is here to provide services and guidance to men and women facing unexpected pregnancies. For more information about your role in this process, contact us today.

The best is yet to come.