For The Guys

Confirm Your Partner's Pregnancy

We are here for both you and your partner.  The first step is to come in for a pregnancy test. If the pregnancy test is positive, you will have some big decisions to make.

Your Involvement Matters

It is important to communicate your thoughts to your partner and have a discussion about what each of you thinks is best. You are part of this pregnancy and what you think, feel and want matters. In fact, your opinion may be the most influential to your partner. While you may think the best thing you can do is tell your partner that you will “support her no matter what”, that actually can communicate the opposite -that it is all her responsibility and her “problem” to figure out. Offer to go with your partner to the pregnancy test and/or ultrasound and educate yourself on all of your options as a potential father. The two of you have many decisions to make and the more you can make them together, the better. Regardless of the decision you and your partner make for the pregnancy, the choice will impact you.

Considering Abortion?

While abortion may seem like a quick fix to an unexpected pregnancy, there are potential physical risks for your partner in addition to emotional and spiritual effects for both you and your partner. Learn about abortion procedures and talk openly with your partner about how this choice may impact you both. If you find yourself disagreeing with your partner regarding the pregnancy decision, we can provide a neutral place to talk through your thoughts and help support both of you.

Whether you are considering abortion, adoption, or parenting, at Dakota Hope Clinic we can support you in your role as a father and discuss the impact each option will have on your life. Bring your thoughts, questions, and concerns and schedule an appointment for you and your partner to meet with one of our staff.

If you are coming in for an appointment with your partner, someone from our Men’s Advocacy program would enjoy speaking with you during the appointment. We'd love to get to know you too!