For some girls, it’s not easy accepting the news that you’re pregnant and it’s going to be even harder to tell your parents.
Why? Well, think about it. Do you know what they’re going to say, think or do? Of course not. You may have some ideas, but you really don’t know. You’re pregnant and scared.
So, you’re sitting there wondering how to tell your parents you are pregnant.
Well, it’s not going to be easy, that’s for darn sure. However, I can guide you along the way and hopefully ease some of your fears a bit.
Make Sure You Tell Them
The thought of not telling your parents that you are pregnant may be the first thought that comes to your mind. I mean it’s natural. You’re afraid and you have no idea what they’re going to say, so naturally you’re not going to want to tell them right away.
However, that would be a mistake. The longer you wait the worse it will be. My sister waited until she was 5 months pregnant before telling my mom and needless to say, my mom wasn’t happy. Not because she was pregnant, but because she waited so long.
It may be tempting not to let them know, however, your parents will be there for you. Even though you’ve gotten yourself into a stressful situation, your parents are there to help. The sooner you tell them the better.
You’ll probably need to prepare yourself before you sit down with your parents. Being pregnant for the first time can be a shocker when you first find out, so you need to make sure that you’re calm.
Figure out what you’re going to say beforehand. I mean there’s not a whole lot you can say other than “Mom and dad I’m pregnant,” but you can figure out a way to ease into the conversation before breaking the news to them.
Depending on the type of parents you have, you may want to come terms with the fact that your parents could explode when they find out you’re pregnant. If they do, try to remain calm. You just hit them with some huge info and they’ll need time for it to sink in.
It would be best if you had a plan ahead of time to share with them. For example, do you want to have the baby, give it up for adoption or care for it yourself?
It may be too soon for you to know exactly what you want to do, but most parents like to know what your thoughts are and what you plan on doing.
Should You Bring Your Baby Daddy?
This is a toughie. You may think about bringing the father along so that both of you can tell them. This may or may not be a good idea.
If you have very tough and protective parents who don’t necessarily care for the father, then bringing him along may not be such a good idea. The last thing you want is someone trying to strangle him because he got you pregnant.
However, if he does come along with you and accept his responsibilities, that may show your parents that he’s a stand up guy and they may show him some respect.
It’s a tossup with this one though. You have to decide between the two of you whether or not it would be a good idea for him to come along.
So, I just told you how to tell your parents you are pregnant, and in all honesty it won’t be easy. I won’t lie to you and tell you it will be.
You just have to suck it up and tell them. Once you finally do tell them, you can move on to enjoying your pregnancy and doing everything you need to do in order to prepare for your baby’s arrival.