My girlfriend is pregnant. What do I do?

“My girlfriend is pregnant. What do I do?” If you find yourself asking this question, you’ve come to the right place. Finding out your partner is pregnant can feel overwhelming—especially if you weren’t expecting it. Here’s what to do next:

  1. Stay calm. It’s natural to feel overwhelmed, worried, and even scared or embarrassed. Remember that your girlfriend probably feels the same way. Be calm and compassionate as you talk through the situation. Don’t raise your voice and don’t place blame.
  2. Listen to her. Be supportive as she shares her feelings with you. Let her know that you will be there for her and that you will figure it out together. She may be the one who is pregnant, but you both have a responsibility now.
  3. Make a game plan. Work with your girlfriend to determine the best plan for her, you, and the baby. There are three options for a woman when she learns she’s pregnant: 1) parenting, 2) adoption, 3) abortion. It is important to consider the pros and cons of each and to discuss your options with a medical professional. If you live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Thrive Women’s Clinic provides FREE options counseling, pregnancy testing, sonograms, and other services—no insurance required. Click here to make an appointment.

The decision you make together will have lifelong consequences. Make sure that you are informed about every option and that you both come to a decision together. Call us at 214-343-9263 if you need to talk. We have male counselors who can walk you through your options or just provide an ear to listen.

From Oak Cliff to Garland and Irving to Park Cities, our four Dallas-area clinics offer a convenient option for you. While we do not perform abortions, we do offer pregnancy testing, sonograms, options counseling, and other services free of charge.