Telling your parents that you’re pregnant can be very overwhelming, especially if they don’t know you’re having sex. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure the smoothest conversation possible. Consider these tips:
Put Your Feelings into Words
Think through how you’re feeling about your pregnancy before having the conversation. Knowing how you feel will help you put your feelings into words. When you’re talking to them about your pregnancy, tell them how you feel – nervous, scared, anxious, happy, or excited. It’s okay to have a mix of emotions! You can include how you feel when you share the news with them, like:
“I’m really nervous to tell you both that I’m pregnant.”
“Mom and dad, I’m really overwhelmed with the fact that I’m pregnant.”
“Even though I’m really anxious about what this news brings, I’m happy to be pregnant.”
Giving your parents a look into how you’re feeling before you share the news can help them navigate their response.
Give Them Time to Process
After you share the news with them, give them time to process and talk about how they feel. They might need to step away for a few minutes to think before continuing the conversation, and that’s okay! Taking time to respond is an act of maturity. Don’t feel discouraged if they don’t respond right away. Listen to what they have to say and be honest with how you feel, as well.
Seek Help from Our Team
If you’re feeling overwhelmed about breaking the news to your parents, make an appointment with one of our friendly advocates. We will gladly talk you through different ways to tell your parents that you’re pregnant. We understand that every family dynamic is different, so your advocate will ask questions to fully comprehend your situation in order to give you the best advice possible.
Additionally, you can schedule an appointment with one of our advocates and bring your parents with you! It is sometimes easier to process life-altering news with a person who has a neutral, objective opinion.
Women’s Clinic of Atlanta Can Help
Our team has helped hundreds of women navigate unplanned pregnancies. We are here to help you confirm your pregnancy via a lab-certified pregnancy test, talk to you about your options, and answer any questions you have. If you’d like to schedule an appointment at our Decatur or Johns Creek location, feel free to send us a text message: 678-764-0857