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Do I Have to Tell My Partner I’m Pregnant If I Don’t Want to Be with Them Anymore?

If you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy but no longer want to be with your partner, you have options. You aren’t legally obligated to tell your partner that you’re pregnant. However, there are many different scenarios to consider before deciding if this is a good idea for your situation

Read on to learn more about these scenarios. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy options and the available resources, contact Avenue Women’s Center to be connected to one of our caring team members.

Scenarios to Consider

When deciding whether to tell your partner you’re pregnant, you may feel justified in not telling them since you no longer want to be in a relationship. However, there are many factors to consider: 

  • Is your partner abusive? Or are you worried about your safety in any way? If so, not telling your partner about your pregnancy can be an important way to protect yourself. It’s also essential to seek help to ensure you and your pregnancy stay safe. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can help. Also, if you are ever concerned about your physical safety or the safety of someone else, call 911 immediately. 
  • Are you thinking about parenting as a pregnancy option? If so, telling your partner about your pregnancy—even if you don’t want to stay together—can help ensure that you have extra financial and material support. 
  • Are you worried that your partner will try to force you into a pregnancy decision that you don’t want to make? If so, you might be surprised by their desire to support your decision. However, if you choose to tell them (and it’s always your choice), it’s vital to learn all you can about your pregnancy options so that you approach your partner with confidence regarding your decision. (Your options are parenting, adoption, and abortion.) 

You’re Not Alone

While these questions can help you think through whether or not you should tell your partner, sometimes talking through this decision can help. At Avenue Women’s Center, you’re not alone in this. We’re here for you with free pregnancy services and information that will empower you to make an informed choice. Contact us today to schedule your free, confidential appointment.

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.