Experiencing a pregnancy at a not-so-perfect time can be confusing, frustrating, and painful. A lot of factors tend to come into play surrounding an unexpected pregnancy and there is a lot to begin considering! It can be even more difficult to want one thing and find out your partner has a different opinion. What do you do when your partner’s opinion of abortion is being influenced by others?
Do you find yourself unexpectedly pregnant? Perhaps you don’t agree with your partner about what to do next. This can bring more distress and uncertainty into your decision-making process. You don’t have to walk this path alone. Avenue Women’s Center is here for you. We’ve been partnering with women and men walking through similar situations since 1981. Our expert consultants are here to talk through your (and your partner’s) questions and concerns. Take the next steps in making a decision you feel confident about today
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When Your Partner is Considering Abortion
It’s always possible that outside influences can affect the way your partner may view the pregnancy and the option of abortion. It might be difficult to find out if how your partner feels is really their opinion or if it’s coming from somewhere else. There are a few steps you can take to have open and honest communication with your partner.
Take time to process separately.
Before addressing concerns or disagreements, it’s important you both have time to process this news on your own. Encourage your partner to take some time and reflect on their own thoughts and feelings without talking to somebody else. Perhaps you can both do something you enjoy to reconnect with yourselves and remember what’s most important to you both.
Take time to sit down together without distractions.
Having open and honest communication often works better if there is space and time for the two of you to sit down together without distractions or time constraints. Take some time to talk with each other when you know you can focus on each other’s words.
It’s important to tell your partner how you’re feeling about this pregnancy. Take time to express your dreams and desires for now and the future.
Speak with an unbiased individual.
When we’re wrapped up in the feelings and opinions of ourselves and those close to us, it can be helpful to talk with somebody unbiased. A counselor, medical professional, or pregnancy consultant can be helpful resources. Pregnancy consultants especially have experience walking with women and men who have gone through similar situations.
At the end of the day, the decision about your pregnancy is your choice to make. It’s also important to remember that there are resources available for you during this time.
Is someone else influencing your partner’s opinion on abortion? It’s important for you and your partner to make the best decision for the pregnancy together. Abortion, just like any other pregnancy decision, requires careful consideration from the two people involved in the pregnancy. If you are afraid that somebody else is influencing your partner’s opinions, it can be helpful to speak with a pregnancy consultant who has experience working with people who have walked similar paths. Understanding how to navigate this option is important. Avenue Women’s Center provides free, non-judgmental consultations in a space where you can discuss your hopes, concerns, and options for this pregnancy. We strive to maintain your personal health and privacy by offering free limited medical services and confidential consultations. We look forward to hearing your story soon!
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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.