Finding yourself unexpectedly pregnant can be scary. Sharing the news with your parents can be downright terrifying. But making a plan ahead of time can give you the courage needed to share your important news.
Here are a few things to consider as you prepare to tell your parents about your pregnancy.
Choose The Best Time
First, choosing a time when your parents can focus on the conversation is important. A hectic morning or a busy carpool lane with siblings probably isn’t the best time.
Tell your parents you have something important to share with them and then get to the point quickly. It might be tempting to keep putting off the conversation, but knowing whether your parents will support you during your pregnancy can impact the decisions you make for the future.
Prepare a Plan
Your parents will likely have a lot of questions. Are you considering abortion? Do you want to parent? Have you thought about adoption? Exploring all your options beforehand and knowing how you want to move forward in your pregnancy is a good way to diffuse any tension that might arise.
If you’re unsure about your options or have questions about certain procedures, Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center is here for you.
Invite a Friend
News of an unexpected pregnancy can create some intense emotions. Your safety should be prioritized and protected.
Inviting a trusted friend to share the news with you or choosing a public place can help protect you should your parents respond to the news unsafely.
Allow Them Time to Process
Everyone processes information differently. Give your parents the gift of time to absorb your pregnancy news. If they respond negatively at first, know they may have a change of heart after a few days or weeks.
We understand navigating an unexpected pregnancy can feel overwhelming. Know you are not alone; help is only a phone call away.
Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center is here to guide you through your pregnancy options and answer any questions you might have. Call us at 770-719-2288 to schedule a no-cost appointment and get the answers you deserve today.