She’s Pregnant, Now What?
What Do I Do Next?
Generally, people consider pregnancy a “woman’s issue.” However, Gateway Express Testing recognizes that men need education and support before making important life choices regarding a pregnancy. Your partner is looking for your support now more than ever. Support does not mean silence – assure her you will stand beside her. Research your options and pregnancy information together. Your voice is important.
Learning your partner is pregnant can feel overwhelming, even for those who planned to become pregnant. But an unplanned pregnancy can be especially overwhelming, as it can send your mind racing with thoughts regarding the physical, emotional and financial responsibilities that come with having a child. Regardless, a surprised parent is just as capable of effectively raising a child as someone who planned for parenthood.
When you come in for a pregnancy test with your partner, we have men on staff who are willing to meet with you and talk through what you are facing. It is common to feel afraid, frustrated, discouraged, and even angry. We take time to discuss your options with you and answer any questions you may have.