You just found out you are pregnant, and suddenly you feel as if you are on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Not sure how to tell the father of the baby the news? First things first: Slow down and take a deep breath. There is no need to rush into anything, especially if you are feeling anxious about your situation. You want to be calm, cool, and collected before having a potentially difficult conversation.
Here are some helpful tips on how to tackle the issue:
Take some time to plan out how you will tell the father that you are pregnant. Plan out what you want to say, how you want to say it, and where. If your pregnancy was a surprise to you, it may even be a bigger surprise for him, so be intentional as you think about sharing the news. As far as where, make sure you choose a place where both of you will be comfortable and willing to speak openly and honestly with the necessary privacy. Finally, when the moment comes to tell him, don’t rush through it. Speak slowly and clearly, as that will help him to really listen to what you are saying. You may be nervous -- and that’s okay! But go in with an open mind. You may be surprised by his reaction!
Respect and listen.
Depending on your relationship, this news may be a lot for him to process, so don’t be surprised if he needs some time to process and think through everything. Be patient with him, and make sure he has a chance to respond and express himself. This is a big moment for both of you, and taking the time to talk to one another and listen to one another with patience and respect can help provide some relief and support.
If you have a great relationship with the father of the baby, telling him might just be a breeze. However, if it is a strained and fearful one, Birth Choice is here to help you navigate the situation. You are not alone in this, and we are here to make sure you are never alone during your whole pregnancy.
Call us at 214-631-2402 to schedule an appointment to confirm your pregnancy, discuss your options, and get connected with whatever resources you may need -- all for FREE. We look forward to serving you.