Telling your parents you’re pregnant can be scary and intimidating. Not knowing how they will react can make you much more uneasy—will they cry, be upset, or both?
Just as you felt overwhelmed and confused when you first discovered you were pregnant, your parents will also feel those same emotions. Their minds will start racing with what your pregnancy means for you, your future, and ultimately, the family.
The Best Way to Tell Your Parents
First, don’t wait too long. Some pregnancies face complications, and if there is a situation where your pregnancy needs medical attention, you’ll want to make sure your parents are aware so they can help you make informed decisions about your health.
Also, the longer you wait, the higher the risk they will find out about your pregnancy from someone else, which can hurt them and complicate an already complicated situation.
When telling your parents, try to find a time when they are in a suitable environment physically and emotionally. Find a quiet, private place rather than a public setting with others around.
You’ll also want to talk to them when they are calm, not upset about something else, or distracted by another situation.
One important note: Your safety is the top priority—if you ever find yourself in a situation where you feel like you are in physical danger, then call 911 right away and attempt to get to a safe place.
Have the Facts
One of the best ways to address your parent’s fears—and your own—is to know the facts about your pregnancy and options.
Knowing important details like how far along you are, if the pregnancy is viable, and what options you have can answer some of their immediate questions and concerns.
Sharing these details and ways your parents can support you can help reassure them about how your family will handle your pregnancy.
We’re Here to Help
The team at A Friend for You knows how overwhelming it can feel to face an unplanned pregnancy and the fear of how loved ones will react. That’s why we are here to help you get the answers and support you need.
Our staff can connect you with trusted health clinics that can provide free pregnancy tests and ultrasound scans to confirm your pregnancy and give you the crucial details to find what options are available.
We can also guide you to local programs and resources that can help both you and your family as you navigate this decision.
Through it all, we are here for you, listening and helping you process all the feelings and concerns of an unplanned pregnancy.
Schedule an appointment today, or text or call us at 970.481.4787 and start getting the help and answers you need.