Find the support you’ve been seeking
All parties involved in an unplanned pregnancy need help – men included. So let Paulding Pregnancy Services give you the support you need to make sound choices.
Support created for men
If you’re a man involved in a pregnancy, you know how stressful and confusing the situation can quickly become. Take the first steps with some sage advice:
Listen – The situation involves more than just you. There are now three lives to think about.
Stay Calm – She needs your support now more than ever. She may be carrying the baby, but you are BOTH parents, and regardless of your relationship in the future, that baby needs you too.
Talk about it – not only with each other, but prepare to talk with parents and others close to the situation. Hiding the news from people who can genuinely help you only increases the stress.
Gather all the facts – Get all the information and seek wise counsel so you can make the best decision for both of you.
Express yourself honestly – it’s normal to have feelings of anger, frustration, and fear. But make sure she knows she is not alone.
Don’t bail – The more you run from this, the harder it becomes to think and act clearly.
Don’t pressure her – Applying pressure will only push her away, possibly into a regretful situation. You will do well to work together as a team.
Don’t forget – You have a very active role in this situation. Listen to input as well as give your thoughts.
Be the man you’ve always wanted to be
Research shows that children growing up in a two-parent home are three times more likely to succeed in nearly every area of life. Even if your father wasn’t a positive role model, you can be! Remember – Your Child Needs You!
Paulding Pregnancy Services offers a program full of helpful, practical information – for moms and dads. There are an infinite number of resources to help you, even if your father wasn’t a positive role model.