So you think she might be pregnant …
Here is some quick advice that may help right now:
The situation involves more than just you. There are now three lives to think about.
Express yourself honsetly
It’s normal to have feelings of anger, frustration and fear. You’ll be surprised at how much it will help her to know that you share the same concerns. And, you’ll be proud that you’re standing tall together.
She needs your support now more than ever. She may be carrying the baby, but you are BOTH parents. Regardless of your relationship in the future, that baby needs you too!
Gather all the facts
Get all of the information and seek wise advice so you can make the decision for each of you.
Talk about it
Not only with each other, but with your parents and those close to the situation. Hiding the news from people who can genuinely help you only increases the stress – both yours and hers.
The more you try to avoid the situation, the harder things will get for the three of you. Now. And in the future.
Learn your role
You have a very active role in this situation. Listen to input as well as give your thoughts. Don’t stop communicating.
Don't pressure her
Applying pressure will only push her away, possibly into a regretful situation. Now is the time to work together as a team.
Help is here.
Trained Counselors/Sonographer at Emergency Pregnancy Services provide free pregnancy testing and pregnancy information. A non-diagnostic ultrasound may be performed following a positive in-office pregnancy test, while meeting the requirements set by the Sonographer and the Medical Director. All services offered by Emergency Pregnancy Services are free, compassionate, and confidential without pressure or judgment.
Decisions about fatherhood are some of the hardest you’ll ever make.
Fathers are important!
Children suffer if their fathers aren’t involved in their upbringing. Being a father isn’t about being cool – or not!
It's about doing the right thing!
It’s cool to help your child and your child’s mother so they can avoid living in poverty. It’s cool to help your child to improve his life and do even better than you did!
Be a role model for your child!
You have an opportunity not only to create a baby, but to create a family. Be the best father you can be!
Don't Be Shy
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