Discovering an unplanned pregnancy can bring a whirlwind of emotions and added concern over how a partner will react to the news.
If you find yourself in this situation, it’s essential to evaluate the circumstances and prioritize your safety above all else.
Trusting your instincts and taking proactive steps to protect yourself is crucial. This article will explore how to assess the situation, create a safety plan, and highlight available resources to support you during this challenging time.
Evaluate the Situation
Assess the situation and what you know of your partner. Trust your instincts. Your safety should be the top priority.
If you’re unsure of how your partner will react to the news of your pregnancy, take steps to protect yourself. If he has a pattern of volatile or unpredictable outbursts, you can deliver the information in a public setting with plenty of other people around.
Create a Safety Plan
If you believe your physical safety is at risk, make plans to stay with a trusted friend or family member before and after you share news of your pregnancy with him.
Make sure that you have emergency numbers on hand and take any important papers and documents with you in case you need to separate from your partner indefinitely.
Explore Available Resources
You don’t have to face this challenging situation alone. There are resources available to support you throughout your pregnancy journey. At Zoe, a Women’s Center, we offer a range of no-cost services, including medical grade pregnancy testing and limited-obstetric ultrasounds.
Our dedicated team provides a safe and non-judgmental space where you can share your concerns, receive emotional support, and obtain practical advice. We can also connect you with local resources tailored to your specific needs.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step toward navigating your unplanned pregnancy with the support and guidance you deserve.
Remember, you are not alone; we are ready to help you through this journey.