The news of pregnancy is a pleasant surprise for some, but may be a significant problem for others. Pregnancy may occur when it is not thoroughly planned for, which can pose some difficulty when discussing it with your partner. Below are some tips to help you have a productive and calm discussion about your pregnancy so that you can determine the best course of action for you and your partner.
- Talk about it soon after you find out: Whether you were hoping to become pregnant or not, you might have some anxiety over presenting the subject of your pregnancy to your partner. This will only build and become worse if you prolong breaking the news. For the benefit of yourself and your partner, you should make time to talk about your pregnancy as soon as possible.
- Know all of your options: If your pregnancy is unplanned, it is important to carefully consider your three options: adoption, abortion, and raising the child. Even if you have discussed a plan with your partner earlier in your relationship, you might change your mind once the pregnancy has occurred. Visiting a center for reproductive medicine can help you better understand your options so that you know what to expect from your choice.
- Hold the conversation in a safe, private place: Be sure that you have time to have a long and serious discussion about the pregnancy when you share the news with your partner. Talking at home is ideal, because you and your partner will have a safe place to share your true feelings about the matter.
At Lovejoy Surgicenter, we can help you get a better understanding of your options for unexpected pregnancy in a caring environment that is focused on women’s health. Visit us online or call (503) 715-3509 to learn more about our reproductive clinic in Portland.