An unplanned pregnancy can be frightening, and deciding which pregnancy option is best for you can be an overwhelming task. If you have a partner pressuring you to have an abortion, you may feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.
The first thing to do is take a deep breath and remind yourself that this is your pregnancy. No one has the right to force you to do anything, and you deserve to learn about your options. Continue reading to learn more about some tips that may help.
Is My Partner Abusive?
Thinking about the motivation behind your partner’s words is essential. Do they want you to have an abortion because they fear the pregnancy, or is something deeper going on?
They are abusive if your partner seeks to control and make your decisions. Abuse of any kind is never okay and is always a reason to seek additional emotional support. Consider contacting the National Domestic Violence Hotline as soon as possible for help. They will be able to help you through this situation and give you the support you need.
If your partner isn’t abusive, it is possible that they just need some time to process the news of your pregnancy. They may be unaware of the options or need an opportunity to take time for themselves. If this is the case, allow them the space they need to think about your pregnancy. Whatever you decide is up to you, but working together as a team, talking things through, and having their input may be helpful.
Seek More Information
Another option is learning about your pregnancy choices from a trusted pregnancy resource center. Someone can give you and your partner the information you need in a compassionate, safe environment.
Weighing your options together is a great way for you and your partner to come to terms with an unplanned pregnancy and confidently decide. Best of all, learning about your pregnancy options is a no-cost service at La Luz Women’s Center.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and make your voice heard. You aren’t alone in this!