Worried about how to tell your parents you’re pregnant? This is understandable. Finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant can fill you with all kinds of questions and make you feel overwhelmed. 

But it’s important to take a deep breath and realize that you’ve got this.

While you’re likely worried about how your parents will respond to your pregnancy news, the sooner you tell them, the better. Holding your pregnancy news in becomes a lot like a soda bottle that’s been shaken. 

But telling your parents relieves the pressure and allows the news to settle. 

This article will explore strategies you can take to make telling your parents the news easier. But if you’re looking to talk to someone in person about your pregnancy beforehand, or if you want to learn more about your pregnancy options, contact Empower Life Center today. 

All appointments and resources are free and confidential. 

Learn All You Can About Your Pregnancy Options First

It’s critical for your mental health to ensure that you make your own pregnancy decision. And once you tell everyone your pregnancy news, they will likely have their own opinions about what you should do next. 

However, if you learn all you can about your pregnancy options, you will go into conversations feeling informed and know what you’re leaning toward and why. 

Your pregnancy options are parenting, adoption, or abortion. Knowing where to begin as you’re researching your options can be difficult, but we can help. At Empower Life Center, we can provide medically accurate information about each option and give you the space to ask questions. 

Decide When and Where to Tell Your Parents

When you tell your parents, it’s important that they aren’t distracted and are as free as possible; that way, they can be fully present to hear and process what you tell them. 

Do your parents work all week? Are some weekends busier than others? You’ll want to keep these things in mind when you choose the day and time.

You’ll also want to choose the location where you feel most comfortable. Would you rather be in public? Or in the privacy of your own home? Choosing where to tell them will help you feel more in control over the situation.

You’re Not Alone

Telling your parents you’re pregnant is a big moment, but you’re not alone. At Empower Life Center, we’re here for you. 

While the strategies listed above can help you feel more prepared going into the conversation, sometimes it helps to talk to someone beforehand to gather your thoughts. 
We’re here to lend a listening ear and offer free, confidential pregnancy services and information. Contact us today.