It can be challenging to navigate a pregnancy decision – particularly if this is unexpected news. If you think you might be pregnant and are considering terminating the pregnancy, you probably have a lot on your mind as you consider what to do next, including if you need to involve your partner in the decision. 

From a legal perspective, the choice to terminate the pregnancy is yours alone, and you are not required to get your partner’s consent. However, you may want to consider discussing your decision with him in a safe, calm environment before you make your final decision. 

Before you take your next steps, take a deep breath – we know there’s a lot to consider, but you are not alone. We can help you understand a few things you might want to consider as you determine whether to involve your partner in your pregnancy decision.   

What Should I Consider First? 

Your safety is most important. Keep this in mind as you think about if or when you will tell your partner about your pregnancy. If you feel unsafe, please prioritize getting yourself to a calm, supportive, and safe environment first and foremost. 

If you are scared of your partner’s reaction to the news or think you may be harmed, contact the Domestic Violence Hotline. You are deserving of love, respect, and safety at all times.

If you are not concerned for your safety, but having a conversation about your pregnancy is overwhelming; gather all the information and prepare to discuss your feelings with the Father. Also, rally some support around you. Even in healthy relationships, discussions around significant life changes can be challenging. Both of you could disagree on the best path forward. Being prepared and being able to discuss your feelings is the goal. The father may say something that you haven’t even thought about. 

Gathering a support system for both you and your partner can make a world of difference as you navigate your decision. You don’t have to walk this journey alone. At Oasis Medical, our professional and caring staff is here to help answer your questions. 

How Do I Tell My Partner? 

Take a moment and think back to when you first found out you could be pregnant. You probably had a lot of emotions going through your mind – similarly, your partner may need some time to process or may have an emotional reaction to the news. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

  • Find a time when you are both calm and comfortable. 
  • Write down what you want to say first. 
  • Take the time to explain your perspective.
  • Listen to your partner’s point of view.

We’re in Your Corner

As you think about your decision and consider how to involve your partner, rest assured that support and help are available to you. You may find peace of mind by discussing your pregnancy decision with caring medical professionals – our team at Oasis Medical is here to help. 

You don’t have to walk this journey alone – schedule your free appointment today.