You just found out you are pregnant. It is not what you wanted or expected. You are still reeling from the news and now you need to tell someone.
Think about: Is this the best time to break the news? Timing matters. You need to figure out if they are calm and not distracted. Do they have time to talk or are they rushing to leave to go somewhere? You need their undivided attention, so make sure that when you approach them it is at a time where and when they can give it.
Am I feeling calm? How do I think they will react? Although you really do not know until you share your news, thinking through the possible scenarios will help you prepare. Remember, the invented conversations in our heads may be worse than reality.
Am I feeling prepared if I receive a negative response? You can decide when the time feels right to share you are pregnant and how much information you wish to give. You can set boundaries. You don’t have to answer every question, and you can end the conversation if you feel uncomfortable. If the conversation takes a negative turn, it is okay to share how you are feeling and that you want to talk at a later date when everyone has been able to process the news.
At Liberty Women’s Clinic we can help you prepare and navigate these difficult conversations. We will refer you to licensed professional counselors that can help you as well. Please reach out to us: our care is centered on you! You can book a free, confidential appointment online here.
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