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“I Don’t Want to Abort but My Boyfriend is Forcing Me”

Perhaps when you first started feeling pregnancy symptoms you didn’t believe it. Or maybe once you took a test and read the positive result, it had a hard time sinking in. Or, maybe, you’re excited at this new possibility in your life! But a pregnancy takes two to happen and maybe the other person involved in this situation isn’t too happy about what’s happened. Maybe he’s even told you to get an abortion and has begun putting on the pressure. What do you do when you don’t want to abort, but feel forced by your boyfriend?

Finding out you’re pregnant can bring about so many emotions in both partners. But what do you do when you want to continue your pregnancy and your partner is severely against that idea? This conflict can feel isolating, but you don’t have to face it alone. At Avenue Women’s Center, we can walk through your situation as well as your options with you as soon as possible. You don’t have to feel forced into anything you’re not comfortable with, even by somebody close to you.

Call, chat, email, or text us now to get connected with a caring pregnancy consultant at Avenue!

Slow Down Before Making a Decision

With the situation you’re currently in, you might feel like you’re being pressured or forced to make a snap decision about your pregnancy. This can lead to not being able to process everything fully or even going into something you aren’t sure about or comfortable with. We encourage you to be courageous and confident in taking some time to consider your pregnancy and the options before you. If you can, get some time away from your significant other to think and sit with your own thoughts and feelings.

Sometimes this time to breathe and process can help you assess your situation more clearly and take concrete steps to move forward. It’s also crucial after learning about your pregnancy to rule out other risks such as ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. You can find out more about this through an ultrasound exam, which Avenue offers for free!

Nobody Can Force You Into Something You Don’t Want

When it comes down to it, you have autonomy over your life. Even if you and your partner are thick as thieves, the best of friends, if he is forcing you into something you don’t want or are uncomfortable with, it can be a red flag. It sounds like it may be time to evaluate your relationship and have a serious conversation with him. Your body and life belong to you and you have the freedom and power to make a decision you are comfortable with and want!

There Are Resources to Help You

Perhaps when it comes to everything else in your relationship, things are good. But maybe they’re not. If you ever feel unsafe, seek help right away. Especially as you progress in pregnancy or choose not to abort, you want to make sure you and your pregnancy are safe and healthy. Regardless of what your needs are, there are organizations and groups ready to help, support, and provide what you need.

You don’t have to let anybody make this decision for you. Be empowered to stand up for what you believe in and choose what feels right to you. We’d love to offer you whatever private and free resources and services we can, including a limited ultrasound exam. We look forward to partnering with you during this time of your life and beyond! 

Reach out to schedule your free ultrasound exam with us!

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.