When a woman is making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy or a pregnancy that has medical complications, it can be very stressful for everyone who cares about her. This stress may make it difficult for you, your partner, friend, or family member to be understanding, considerate, and supportive to one another.
It is important to recognize and accept that any woman, regardless of her age, background, or circumstances has the right to make decisions about her own body and her medical care. As a person who cares about her, you can play an enormous role by listening and supporting her decision without judging or telling her what she should do.
If she is having great difficulty with her decision, you may encourage her to contact agencies that provide unbiased pregnancy counselling such as:
For further information about how to support your pregnant partner please visit Children by Choice.