What Can Guys Do with an Unplanned Pregnancy?

Unplanned pregnancies obviously involve both sexes. However, legally, all decisions concerning the pregnancy are in the hands of the woman.

Does that mean a man is left out of an unplanned pregnancy completely? No—there are several important things that the father of the baby can do.

What Important Roles Can Men Play In a Pregnancy?

1. Be Supportive

  • From the very beginning, let your partner know you care. Make sure she knows that you will be there for her no matter what.
  • Go to the pregnancy confirmation appointment. At InnerVisions, we allow men to join their partners to view the ultrasound.

2. Be Informed

  • Do research on the community resources available for assistance with pregnancy. As her partner, she needs to see you taking responsibility.
  • Accompany her to all doctor appointments, as well as to those places offering assistance.
  • Offer to attend a parenting class with her. Or, if she chooses, attend appointments to find out more information on the other options.

3. Do Not Be Coercive

  • This is your child, but it is her body that is being affected. She is the one who will be affected physically and emotionally by the choice that she makes.
  • Talk to her, and find out why she is leaning towards one choice or another. Let her share her feelings and listen to her concerns.
  • Share your feelings, but do not express any ultimatums. Your love and support will speak louder than anything else.

How Can InnerVisions Healthcare Help?

At InnerVisions, our experienced medical team can provide a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound. As the father of the baby, you are welcome to attend the appointment.

Watching the ultrasound together, and, if she chooses, sharing the information obtained, should bond you closer together. Your support may make all the difference.

We care about you both! Contact us today to set up your appointment.