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For Men

Our goal at the Pregnancy Centers of Middle Tennessee is to provide support and practical assistance for women and men during and after pregnancy. We are here for those experiencing unplanned pregnancy, dealing with pregnancy issues in the past, or planning for the future.

Is My Girlfriend Pregnant? Signs of Pregnancy

The signs and symptoms of a pregnancy differ from woman to woman. However, one of the most noticeable symptoms of a pregnancy is a late or missed period. If your significant other is experiencing an delayed period, she should consider taking a pregnancy test in order to determine if pregnancy is the cause. Some women can still bleed while they are pregnant, however this bleeding will be considerably shorter or lighter than a regular period.

The most common first signs of a pregnancy are a missed period and nausea. A study conducted by the American Pregnancy Association found that 29% of women surveyed reported a missed period as their first pregnancy symptom. Likewise, 25% indicated that nausea was the first sign of pregnancy.

There are plenty of other symptoms that many women experience during the early stages of pregnancy. These symptoms include: Nausea or morning sickness, tender or swollen breasts, fatigue or tiredness. While not all women experience these symptoms, if your significant other is showing these signs, it could be a reasonable indication to take a pregnancy test.

I Think My Girlfriend Is Pregnant, Now What? Next Steps

Once there is an indication that your girlfriend may be pregnant, it is important for her to take a pregnancy test. This will confirm whether or not she is pregnant, which will help you take some considerations and make decisions.

Remember, it is important to be there for your girlfriend throughout this process. Remain emotionally available and help her through this process. Here are some important steps to take after the pregnancy is confirmed:

  • Learn more about your options.
    It is important that you and your girlfriend receives information about what your options are. We can provide this information for you and help you find a plan that works for you.

  • Listen to her thoughts and feelings.
    Let your girlfriend know that she can be open and honest with you about everything she is experiencing. What is she excited about? What is she afraid of?

  • Share your thoughts and feelings.
    Communication is extremely important. If you are open and honest about your side of things, you will gain trust and confidence with one another. What are you excited about? What are you afraid of?

  • Consider talking to others that you are close with and that you can trust.

  • Make sure she knows just how important she is to you.

  • Explore your options together and seek out whatever help you need to make an informed decision.

Pregnancy Options? Alternatives to Abortion

We are happy to meet with you and your significant other personally to further discuss your options and to help you find the right option for you.

Adoption is a viable option if you decide that you and your partner do not want to keep the baby. There are plenty of things to consider when choosing adoption. We can help you learn more about the process.

Parenting is a challenging and rewarding process. We offer plenty of resources for couples that choose to parent. We have plenty of small group classes and one-on-one sessions that provide you with the resources and support you will need.

We provide counsel and resources for both Adoption and Parenting. We will help you during whichever process you decide to choose.

What Do You Offer? What to Expect When Visiting Us

Pregnancy counseling is our specialty! Our center is fully equipped to assist you and your partner in finding out your options and making a plan that is right for you. We have plenty of resources for you and your girlfriend. When you are preparing to visit us, we offer:

  • Pregnancy Testing - will confirm your girlfriend’s pregnancy.

  • Options Information - will provide you and your partner with resources to find a plant that works for you.

  • Counseling - will provide you with confidential support and assistance for your partner’s pregnancy and any other life issues that you may be facing.

  • Limited Ultrasound - will provide you with a glimpse of your baby.

We also have plenty of post-pregnancy, parenting, and post-abortion support and counseling services available.

What are the Father's Rights? Men's Rights

You may be concerned about you and your partner having different feelings regarding the pregnancy. While the ultimate decision may lie with your girlfriend, you have plenty of legal rights of your own. Whether this deals with the option of Adoption or Parenting, we can personally consult with you about your next steps as a father. If you would like to learn more about what your rights are throughout these processes, we would be glad to discuss them personally with you.

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