We know telling your boyfriend and family you are pregnant can be one of the most complex parts of your journey. It takes courage, but you are not alone.
Here is some advice on how to break the news of an unplanned pregnancy. Give yourself lots of grace and time to prepare mentally. We’re here to help you in the process.
Take in the News Yourself
An unplanned pregnancy may have caught you by surprise, and you may have lots of questions. Take each day at a time and process the news yourself before going and telling everyone. Take the time to understand how you feel and work through some of those emotions.
Plan How to Share the News
Planning the right time and place to share the news of an unplanned pregnancy is important! It has the power to make or break the situation for some. Choose a time when everyone is calm and not rushed so you can have their attention. Choose a comfortable location that has few distractions.
Prepare beforehand for what you’ll say so you can deliver the message straightforwardly. If you feel comfortable, share your feelings about the pregnancy and any thoughts you have on how your plans have changed. Taking responsibility and being open will go a long way.
Be Prepared for Any Response
Though you may have an idea of how your boyfriend and family may respond, it’s hard to know for sure. Prepare mentally by knowing that you’re not responsible for how they respond but how you react to their response.
Be prepared for a variety of responses before you go so you are not thrown off guard. Some people don’t mean to react a certain way but do because they didn’t see it coming. They may need time to adjust, just like you did. Try your best to listen.
Our compassionate team is here for you when you need us. Whether you need help sharing the news or you need to confirm your pregnancy. Schedule a free appointment today.