How to Tell Your Boyfriend and Family You are Pregnant

Whether you just found out you’re pregnant or have been keeping your pregnancy a secret for some time, the thought of telling your boyfriend and parents can be intimidating.

You’re not alone. First Care Clinic exists to serve and support women facing unexpected pregnancies. If you’re wondering what to do next, schedule a free and confidential appointment today.

As you prepare to share the news, here are some steps to consider:

1. Assess Your Relationships

Before you tell your boyfriend and family about your pregnancy, assess your relationships and how each person may react.

If you have healthy, calm relationships, you can proceed without as many precautions. However, you will still want to choose an ideal time and place.

If your relationships are volatile or abusive, or you’re unsure how your family and boyfriend may react in the moment, you may want to take some steps to protect your safety. These can include telling them in a public place, bringing a friend with you, or telling them over the phone.

For additional help when faced with domestic violence, either from your partner or family members, reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You deserve safety and security.

2. Pick the Time and Place

When preparing to break the news, pick a time when your boyfriend or family is relaxed and not in a rush to go somewhere. This timing will help everyone feel more at ease.

You should also choose a comfortable setting, such as the living room or dinner table. Think about where your family and boyfriend usually prefer to have deep conversations.

A relaxed atmosphere can help set the stage for a better conversation. However, know that there will never be a perfect moment. Use your best judgment and pick when the timing feels right.

Keep in mind that you may want to tell your boyfriend and family separately. Splitting up the conversations can prevent your family from lashing out at your boyfriend and give your boyfriend space to share his thoughts without being intimidated by your family’s presence.

3. Prepare Yourself to Share

It takes courage to share the news. To help prepare, think about how you might announce your pregnancy and the questions that might follow.

While you do not have to have all the answers or have a pregnancy plan yet, anticipating the conversation will help you feel more prepared.

Remember that you have the final word about your pregnancy choice. Resist any pressure from your loved ones to make a decision you are uncomfortable making.

Are You Ready?

Sharing your pregnancy news can be challenging, but we can help you prepare. Visit First Care Clinic to talk with our caring team and verify your pregnancy.

You will receive a free pregnancy test and an ultrasound to know how far along you are and ensure your pregnancy is progressing within the uterus and you haven’t miscarried.

Schedule your free and confidential appointment today!

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