Pregnancy Help > Men, Family & Friends

For Men

Your girlfriend is pregnant - what should you do?

Maybe you thought this would never happen to you. Maybe you wonder if it’s really your baby. Maybe panic is all you feel. Many couples experience a surprise pregnancy; and men feel just like you do. You worry about how this will affect your future. Having a baby doesn’t mean the end of your dreams or goals. Whatever your situation, you are not alone. We are here for you.

She needs your help. She is looking for you to stand beside her.

Maybe you are being encouraged to have her get an abortion. Some men are surprised that women can choose abortion without the permission of the baby’s father. Many people say that abortion is “a woman’s choice”, but the woman in an unexpected pregnancy rarely wants to make that choice alone. When women hear men say “It’s up to you and I’ll support you no matter what”, they think the man wants them to abort. Many women who have had abortions report that they were waiting for their boyfriend or husband to “rush through the door to rescue me and take me somewhere safe”. The decision is heavy on your girlfriend but assure her that you will stand beside her.

The Women’s Care Center is here for you too. Our team of male Life Coaches is ready to assist you through this time, and empower and encourage you to meet your future goals.

Sad couple facing unexpected pregnancy.

For Family

Your daughter is pregnant - this can’t be possible!

This may seem like devastating news; the shock and disappointment may seem overwhelming at first.

For parents of a young woman in a crisis pregnancy, the hopes and dreams you had for your daughter may seem to have just been destroyed. But this can be an opportunity for growth and maturity in your daughter’s life and your relationship with her.

It is helpful to talk with someone who understands. It is our goal to help you and your daughter reach the other side of the crisis with renewed hope for the future.

We understand and can help bring clarity and support to this situation.

Pregnant teenage daughter with her distraught mother.

For Friends

Your friend has told you she is pregnant - how can you help?

You may be someone who is watching your friend in distress as she learns she is pregnant.

It can be frustrating and you may not know what to say. Staying calm and listening is a wonderful way to support her because she may need to talk out her fears and frustrations. You can encourage her to seek out help and support.

Our helpline is available 24/7 to assist anyone in crisis and all of our services are free and confidential.

Your friend needs you.

Teenage friends crying over unexpected teen pregnancy.

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