You've just been told your partner is pregnant. What emotions and thoughts are running through your mind right now? "I'm too young to be a dad!" "I can't financially or emotionally support my partner or a new baby." "How do we tell our parents and friends about this?" All of these thoughts, these questions, are normal. Your world has just been changed. Excitement, worry, doubts and fears are all a part of the process of discovering you're about to be a parent. But, you are not alone! We understand here at Life Options Clinic!
For the obvious reasons, a pregnancy is different for a man than a woman. However, you are both responsible for this new life. Your involvement as a father is so important. And, although we do understand that your partner has the legal right to choose whether she will carry the baby, or seek an abortion, even without your consent, this doesn't mean that you do not have any choices.
Your involvement in throughout the pregnancy and into your child's life is vital. Just look at the information below to understand the significance of fatherhood.
You may have had a wonderful relationship with your dad. Think about the positive impact that had in your life. Don't you want to have that same impact on the life of your child? Or, maybe you didn't have a loving, supportive father. Then, think about the negative impact that has had in your life. You can change the outcome for your child.