Two words can literally change your life forever. “I’m pregnant.” Have you heard that recently from your partner? It’s ok to feel afraid, discouraged, and even angry when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. A wave of panic can wash over you, but the fact that you’re here, reading this, means you want help knowing what to do.
First Things First
The first thing you need to do is confirm a pregnancy. Even if your partner has had a positive at-home pregnancy test, it doesn’t mean that she is pregnant. Pregnancy can only be confirmed by an ultrasound scan.
At Avenues, we offer professional pregnancy testing and complimentary limited ultrasound scans. An ultrasound verifies the pregnancy, determines whether she has had a miscarriage or has a viable pregnancy, calculates how far along she is, and gives an approximate due date. This is important information as you move forward. We’re here to help you get as much information as possible to make a confident well-informed decision.
The most important thing you can do now is to stay informed, stay present, and be supportive throughout the decision-making process.
You are important, and your opinions matter when it comes to making a decision. We are here for you, and we encourage you to be there for your partner.
Additional Services Available To You
At Avenues, we believe men are vital to the discussion. Your voice needs to be heard. After all, you’re 50% of the equation. Here are some of the services we offer men:
- Receive information about all of your options—abortion, adoption, and parenting
- Get help transitioning into fatherhood and knowing what it means to be a father
- Attend parenting classes with the expectant mother or on your own to earn items for your child
Fatherhood Is An Opportunity
Fathers can make a significant difference in a child’s life. Fatherhood can be a daunting task. You may or may not have had a good role model yourself, but you can learn how to be one. We’re here to help! Contact us for a no-cost and confidential appointment today.