Your emotions are probably already at an all-time high as you do your best to navigate an unplanned pregnancy. Pressure from your partner to do something you’re not sure about can be quite the challenge on top of everything.

The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons shared that almost 75% of women who had an abortion felt at least subtly pressured into making the decision. And many of these women suffered psychological effects afterward, including feelings of:

  • Shame
  • Guilt
  • Regret
  • Self-hatred
  • Worthlessness
  • Being unworthy of love
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety

Know that you have the final say in your pregnancy decision. Trust your own feelings as you walk this road and find safe and non-pressuring support at Echoz today.

Take the Pressure Off

First, try your best to get some space between you and your partner if you are feeling overwhelmed by their response when it comes to your pregnancy decision. No one should pressure you into a decision you don’t want to make.

Find a safe place to vent, whether with a trusted friend, parent, or mentor. It’s vital to still process your emotions and questions without feeling shut down immediately.

Is Your Partner Violent?

While this may not be the case for every woman, if you feel unsafe in a situation with your partner, get help. If your partner is pressuring you into an abortion and is being violent in any way, contact the domestic abuse hotline for immediate assistance.

Safe & Confidential Pregnancy Support

Talk through all your pregnancy options in a place where you can be seen and heard without fear or judgment. Echoz provides free pregnancy services to confirm your pregnancy details and begin your journey.

Talk to our team today to confidently take your next steps, knowing you considered all your options on your own. You are not alone.

We do not provide extended OB/GYN or pre-natal care, birth control prescriptions or devices, fertility testing, abortion services, or referrals for abortion.