Being married doesn’t make you immune to experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. For some married couples, there may be a sense of shock or frustration at the news of a positive test result. It’s normal to feel scared or frustrated, as there may be a lot of confusing emotions. Deciding how to move forward with an unexpected pregnancy can seem overwhelming, but there are steps that can be taken that may ease some of your stress.
Are you and your spouse concerned about an unexpected pregnancy? Avenue Women’s Center has dedicated itself to understanding each client’s unique situation by offering support through a caring, nonjudgmental environment. Our compassionate client advocates can meet with you and your spouse, taking the time to listen to your concerns and provide you with information about your pregnancy options. Contact us today!
Facing an Unexpected Pregnancy in Marriage
Unexpected pregnancies can happen to married couples, and your concerns are understandable. The way you and your spouse may feel about an unexpected pregnancy may vary, and perhaps you both need to take some time to assess your emotions towards the pregnancy. This is big news, and taking the time for reflection may help to open the door to healthy communication about your options.
Work together: Difficult times may tempt us into withdrawing from others. But an unexpected pregnancy is a situation where you may need the support of your spouse. It’s normal for your anxiety to make you feel isolated, but try to give your spouse the opportunity to be supportive or share his/her feelings. There may be fears about the future, but being able to lean on each other can soothe complex emotions.
Discuss: Evaluating the situation and having an open conversation can allow for the creation of a pregnancy plan. Once you have had an honest discussion with each other by taking the time to listen to each other’s concerns, you can begin to consider your three pregnancy options. An unexpected pregnancy can be stressful, and listening to each other’s worries can help you see which pregnancy decision aligns with your plans for the future. As you contemplate your choices of abortion, adoption, and parenting, a solid partnership can help you to lift each other up as you move forward with a decision.
Options: Outside of each other, there are multiple avenues of support to assist with your decision. Medical professionals, pregnancy consultants, and adoption specialists are merely a handful of the caring professionals who can help you. Each of the three pregnancy options involve making a major decision, and trusted resources can supply you with information about your choices. You and your spouse know each other best, and having a clear picture of what each pregnancy decision looks like may help you to decide upon the right option for you both.
Avenue Women’s Center supports all clients, including married couples, facing an unexpected pregnancy through compassionate services. It’s normal to feel a bit anxious, and that’s why our caring pregnancy consultants are here to listen and provide information about your options. You deserve to have your questions answered and know that you’re supported. Schedule a free appointment today!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.