Have your doubts about abortion, but your partner keeps pressuring you? Know that you have the final say regarding your unexpected pregnancy. It can be difficult not to be on the same page with your partner regarding a pregnancy decision, but you should never feel pressured to do anything you don’t want to.
Listen to Your Gut
If you have doubts and concerns about abortion, listening to them is essential. Explore your other options to get clarity about your pregnancy decision.
You have more than one option when it comes to your pregnancy. Your three options are abortion, making an adoption plan, and parenting. You may be surprised to learn how much support and free resources exist for these alternative pregnancy options.
Mental Health Effects of Abortion
Along with the many physical risks of abortion, you must consider the mental health risks. Women may develop mental health disorders after an abortion procedure, including:
- Substance use disorder
- Eating disorders
- Suicidal thoughts
It’s important to note that women who feel pressured into an abortion have a higher risk of struggling with their mental health. This is why your partner’s pressure to abort is a risk factor for mental health struggles and why making a decision on your own is essential.
Talk to Your Partner
Addressing your partner about your concerns about the pressure they’re putting on you can be hard to navigate. If you feel unsafe, contact the domestic abuse hotline for help. If you have a non-violent situation with your partner, here are a couple of ways to go about it:
- Set boundaries by telling your partner that this is ultimately your decision
- Take time to understand your own emotions and thoughts in this process
- Learn about all your pregnancy options and resources available to you
- Talk to someone outside of your partner for advice and insight
Our compassionate team at Women’s Care Medical Center is here to inform you about all your options and help you confirm your pregnancy to determine what is available. Share your concerns in a non-judgemental and pressure-free environment today.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment to talk. We’re here for you.