Am I Pregnant? : We Can Help
Telling people can be one of the hardest steps when you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy. You may be concerned about how they will react. If you're wondering how to tell your boyfriend, husband, work, or school, please contact us. We are here to help as you navigate whatever is most important to you.
Telling Your Boyfriend
Telling your boyfriend about the pregnancy can cause you to panic. You may not know how he will react to the news—or maybe you know exactly how he’ll react, and that’s what’s scary. You may have just started dating or could be in a committed relationship, even living together. His response will depend on his expectations about your relationship, your career and personal goals, and both of your life circumstances. Perhaps you disagree about the different pregnancy options or you already know what he would want you to choose.
The caring, professional staff at Avenue Women's Center can help you through sort through this process. We will work with you to determine the best way and time to tell your boyfriend—or anyone else. You can identify potential problems and proactively create solutions. Contact Avenue to schedule an appointment today. If you first need to confirm your pregnancy results we are happy to offer you a free pregnancy test at any one of our five pregnancy clinics. All services are free and confidential.
Telling Your Husband
People may expect that a pregnancy is good news if you’re married, but a surprise or unplanned pregnancy can be a challenge for married couples as well. Bad timing, financial struggles, enough children or no desire for children…at Avenue we understand that talking with your husband about the pregnancy can cause a lot of anxiety.
Our caring, professional staff can help you through this process. The staff at Avenue Women's Center is trained to work with you to discover the best way and time to tell your husband—or anyone else—about your pregnancy. Equip yourself with information about your options and next steps to make your conversation as helpful as possible. Contact Avenue to schedule an appointment today. All services are free and confidential.
Telling Your Employer
Many women worry about how pregnancy will affect their professional lives and finances. Perhaps you’ve just started a new job, are afraid to ask for time off work, or you fear termination because of your pregnancy. Telling your boss about your pregnancy can seem daunting to say the least. You may even be hiding it from co-workers to prevent your employer from finding out.
Our caring, professional staff can help you through this process. Avenue Women's Center can equip you with legal information about your rights during pregnancy and maternity leave. Together you can talk through your specific pregnancy and work situation and make a plan for having this tough conversation. Call or text 630-455-0300 to schedule an appointment today. All services are free and confidential.
Telling Your School
Where can a young woman turn for help with an unplanned pregnancy? It can seem overwhelming and frightening to tell your parents, friends, or family. A teacher, coach, or school counselor may be able to provide you with the support you need right now, but it’s still hard to know how they will react. Or your family may know, but you know have to inform the school that you will need time off during your pregnancy for appointments.
Our caring, professional staff can help you through this process. You can talk through your specific pregnancy and school situation and gain confidence in your decision. Call 630-455-0300 to schedule an appointment today. All services are free and confidential.