Guys, We’re Here For You
Did your partner just find out she is pregnant and you aren’t sure what you should do?
At LifeTalk Resource Center, we understand that an unplanned pregnancy can be a stressful and confusing time for men as well. It is important for both of you to have a safe place to discuss your situation and receive accurate information about her pregnancy.
When you come in for your appointment, we can go over many ways for you to help. For now, here is some advice to benefit you and your partner:
You are involved, but this situation involves more than just you. You and your partner are now making decisions for you, her and the baby. Your best course of action is to listen and respond to her needs.
- Remain Calm
She needs your support now more than ever. Although she is the one carrying the baby, you are both parents. No matter how stressed you might feel, do your best to keep your emotions under control and do not lash out or assign blame to your partner. You two need to work together and remain in sync during this journey.
Talk about the situation together with your parents and others who are close to the pregnancy. You will both be better off sharing your thoughts and feelings rather than attempting to cover them up. This will only cause you both more stress.
- Be Honest
You might have feelings of anger, frustration, and fear – these are common. While you should do your best not to put more stress on her or make her feel blamed, sharing with her is important. She is also likely experiencing these feelings, so she will appreciate knowing that she is not alone.
If you want another guy to talk to about your current situation, LifeTalk Resource Center is here for you. Make a free appointment today to get your questions answered and your concerns addressed in a confidential, non-judgmental setting.
STD Testing for Men
Convenient, confidential and accurate; LifeTalk Resource Center provides STD Testing for men as well as their partners. We test for the most common STDs of gonorrhea and chlamydia using a urine sample. If you are tested positive, our nurse will explain where and how you can be treated and follow up with you to answer your questions.
Our trained client advocates provide private and sensitive counseling to anyone who is concerned they may have contracted an STD/STI. We provide these services free of charge.
Parenting Classes for Men
LifeTalk Resource Center offers classes for men on a variety of topics. Many of the classes deal with how to be an involved dad from pregnancy onward. Other classes teach how to be a man of integrity and move beyond difficult moments in relationships.
Some of the class titles are:
- Balancing finances, work and family
- Being a leader/role model
- Single fatherhood
- Your vital role in pregnancy, birth and infancy
- Bonding with baby
- Resolving relationship conflicts
If you ever wished you had a mentor to come alongside you and encourage you in life, we can help. We have men who are standing together with our clients to guide them in life situations. Someone will be willing to talk with you. Please call or text for more information.