If your pregnancy was unplanned, giving your parents the news that you are pregnant might be a little scary, for both you and your parents. You might even be wondering what is the best way to tell your family that you’re pregnant. As a mother-to-be, the last thing you need to do is increase the stress of pregnancy. If you are not sure how to solve a pregnancy related problem that may arise with your family, there are some tips to help you relieve some of that stress.
How Do I Tell My Friends and Family That I Am Pregnant?
Now, you may have many questions that need to be answered immediately! Take a minute to breathe and collect your thoughts. In this process, don’t overwhelm yourself. Take each moment as they come.
Find a good time to tell them. Similar to you, they may need time to process the big news. Try to find some one-on-one time, make a family favorite meal, or ask your parents when it might be a good time to talk. Try not to tell your parents in moments of busyness, moments of tiredness, or moments of high-stress. Always remember to be you.
If you are scared of how they will react, consider a list of pro’s and con’s. After you make a thorough list of what you think of, pick out the things that stick out most to you. You may realize some interesting things! Common reasons parents react is because they do not expect the news or they may feel they have failed their child and are upset with themselves. As scary as it appears in the moment, there are always resources, referrals, and people who want to help you!
Build trust. Tell your family the facts. Tell them how far along you think you are, ask for advice, ask for referrals, ask for family doctors, and hear them. You might be surprised with how they react. Tell them how you feel. Mention concerns you have. Work as a team to get the answers you need. If you have questions, you can find Options for Women at optionsforwomenrf.com/frequently-asked-questions/ and ask. Whether medical questions or personal questions, our experts are here for you!
What Else Can I Do?
Do some research on ways you can be most successful in telling your family the big news. Each pregnancy is unique. Every woman has needs she would like met when it comes to that connecting moment after sharing her news. Genuinely, think about what that means for you and your needs.
What Should My First Step Be?
Every situation is different. Take time to go over what is important to you. Options for Women is here for you throughout your pregnancy journey. If you would like medical confirmation about your pregnancy, we provide pregnancy testing and ultrasound. Pregnancy testing will only take a few minutes. Our pregnancy testing is done by a simple urine sample. Once you have results, a caring ultrasound technician will meet with you. With our Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound, you will be able to see where your baby is, confirm how far along you are, and if the pregnancy is viable or likely to continue.
You can find us on Main Street in River Falls, Wisconsin, schedule an appointment or find our hours at optionsforwomenrf.com, call us at (715) 425-8539, or walk-in. Resources you can trust. Care you can count on. Get confirmation, peace of mind, resources, and referrals from Options for Women. You are not alone!