If you suspect that your girlfriend or wife is pregnant, we want you to know that Muskegon Pregnancy Services has information and resources that specifically address your needs as a potentially expectant father.

 

Next Steps for Men

  • Listen. This situation is difficult for both of you – you have a big decision to make. Don’t rush her or pressure her. Listen to how she is feeling and keep the lines of communication open between the two of you. Don’t shut her out. Be there for her. It may not be easy, but your goal should be to work together to come to the best decision for everyone.
  • Stay calm. She needs your support now more than ever. She may be the one who is pregnant but you have both brought a new life into existence. Regardless of where the future of your relationship lies, you are responsible for this pregnancy too.
  • Talk about it. Tell her about how you are feeling and what you think. Talk to people you trust and who will support you. Seek good advice. Be honest.
  • Get all the facts. Gather all of the information you can so that you can make your best choice. Make sure that you are knowledgeable about every choice with its pros and cons. Make sure that she is making an informed decision that is safe for her.
  • We are here for you, too.  Pregnancy Centers are not just for women. Our services include men too. Are you a new father or a dad-to-be? Learn your options. Making an appointment at MPS gives you the chance to work through the questions you have about fatherhood with helpful information from a peer counselor. We can offer support as you consider how to handle this situation.

We can provide you with accurate information and practical support regarding issues such as:

Pregnancy options - and your right to choose

Rights and responsibilities of fathers

How to become an effective father

Sexual Risk Avoidance

How to be a support to your baby's mother

How to juggle work, school, and parenthood

What you would need to know if you consider adoption placement

Sexually transmitted diseases

How can I be a great father?

Ever wish fatherhood came with an instruction manual? Do you wonder how other dads deal with the responsibilities and challenges of being a dad? Would you like a safe place to ask questions and learn about caring for your baby without being embarrassed or feeling like you’re being judged? You can meet with a male advocate who will help you answer all your questions and provide support in a safe, “dads only” environment.

Call today to schedule an appointment with a male advocate today!

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