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“Pregnant by My Brand New Boyfriend”

Have you recently started dating someone?  This new beginning probably feels very exciting and a little overwhelming at the same time, because there’s a lot that you and your boyfriend have to discover about each other.  This learning process may be key to bonding with your partner (if he’s good for you), or knowing when to move on (if he’s not).  But… what if, in the middle of dealing with “normal” new relationship stress, you’ve also realized that you’re unexpectedly pregnant?  You may be feeling scared and confused in a way that’s difficult to even describe.  The truth is, you’re fully capable of handling these challenging circumstances with courage, resilience, and wisdom.  Avenue Women’s Center is here to help you embrace those qualities while exploring your own best pregnancy outcome.

At Avenue, we equip women with the tools they need to take empowered next steps in their unique pregnancy journeys.  We’re all about providing accurate information on all your pregnancy options, so you feel prepared to make a well-informed decision with confidence and autonomy.

Contact us to learn more!  We offer free, confidential early pregnancy services, including (but not limited to) medical-grade pregnancy tests, options consultations, and limited medical ultrasounds.

Finding Your “Safe Person”

In any situation involving an unexpected pregnancy, it’s important to confide in a “safe person,” someone caring and trustworthy who can provide emotional and/or practical support throughout this experience.  If you’re in a new relationship, you may or may not feel comfortable opening up to your partner.  That’s okay!  Consider connecting with someone like a family member, mentor, or mental health professional first.  Maybe this person can provide valuable information and support, to help you assess whether, when, and how to approach the subject of your pregnancy with your boyfriend.  Our expert team at Avenue is also here to process these circumstances by your side.  We’re passionate about encouraging individuals to build thriving support systems, while contributing to those networks through our caring and professional services.  We provide these at no cost because we believe in removing barriers that prevent women from accessing reliable information and quality care.

Navigating (Or Not) This Pregnancy with Your Boyfriend

If you’re not already wondering how to talk to your partner about your unexpected pregnancy, you’ll probably reach this point sooner or later.  Maybe you’re questioning whether or not it’s best to tell him your pregnancy news at all.  Offer yourself grace as you contemplate this and remember that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.  While some transparency is generally good for relationships, every situation is completely one-of-a-kind.  Only share your pregnancy news with your boyfriend if and when you feel safe doing so.  Your physical and emotional well-being come first.

If you choose to have a conversation with your partner or invite him to be a part of your decision-making process, the two of you may face some unique challenges as a couple near the beginning of your dating relationship.  Does that mean you can’t navigate the days ahead with strength and insight?  Of course not.  You’ve got this…with or without the backing of your partner.  Feel free to check out some of our other blogs on this topic of communicating with a boyfriend about an unexpected pregnancy, if you believe this information would be helpful!

I’m Pregnant: How Do I Tell My Boyfriend?

Talking to a Partner about an Unexpected Pregnancy

Helpful Communication Tools When Sharing Pregnancy News

Feeling out a new relationship can be challenging and complex, even when an unexpected pregnancy isn’t part of the bigger picture.  You’re likely wrestling with a lot of uncertainty about the future of your relationship, your pregnancy…your life in general.  You’re not alone.  Circumstances like yours are shared by many, though they can feel isolating in the moment. 

Avenue Women’s Center is an early pregnancy clinic that’s got your back.  Call, text, chat, or email to schedule an appointment at one of our six Chicagoland locations!

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.