Options for Women recognizes that two people are involved in an unplanned pregnancy, and we understand the men involved are often left out of the conversation. We are committed to providing resources to both women and men affected by an unexpected pregnancy and helping men to be involved in the decision-making process.
The first step after having unprotected sex is to be tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). STIs and STIs are contracted through any kind of sexual contact, whether vaginal, oral, or anal. There are often no symptoms, so it is important to get tested if you are sexually active. Options for Women provides free STI testing and treatment for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea for men.
While you are not feeling pregnancy hormones in your body, you are most likely still experiencing the array of emotions that come along with an unplanned pregnancy. This is normal and we are here to support you along this journey. Fear is often a dominant emotion surrounding unplanned pregnancy, so the best thing you can do is listen at the initial part of the process. Men have a unique role during this time, which is often not recognized. Options for Women is ready and willing to discuss your fears and concerns, as well as help you understand how you can best support your partner at this time.
If you and your partner choose to parent, we highly encourage your participation in both the prenatal and parenting classes. These classes will help you and your partner become prepared for your next season of life. The relationship between a child and father is valuable and unmatched. We want to encourage and support your growth as a family and provide you with the tools you need to be the best father you can.
Fatherhood can be an overwhelming concept for many men. Options for Women is committed to walking and talking men through the process and help them realize their fatherhood potential. If your partner is unexpectedly pregnant and you would like to discuss your role in the process, please contact us today.