Though you and your partner may have planned this pregnancy, you may be encountering difficulties you didn't expect, or things may not be going the way you thought they would.
Sometimes it can be more difficult to talk to those closest to you.
Talking to a counsellor can help.
I am unhappy
Pregnancy can be a time of anxiety and stress for men too. When you have planned a pregnancy with your partner, it can sometimes be difficult to talk to her, or to others close to you, about concerns you may have.
My relationship has ended
You may be dealing with issues you had not considered, such as new financial arrangements or a different living situation than you had planned for. You might be worried about money and what the future holds, and you may feel unsure about your rights and responsibilities.
What are my rights?
In Ireland, your legal rights as a man can differ greatly depending on whether you are married to the woman who is pregnant.
I’m worried about money
You may be unsure as to what you are entitled to, or how much things will cost.
I’m worried about a friend
My daughter is pregnant
As a father, finding out that your daughter is pregnant can be a huge shock – though she may have been planning the pregnancy for months, it may be the first you have heard of her plans!
My family are unhappy
Families can react to news of a pregnancy in many ways. Concerns about your family can add to your own worries at this time.
My partner is unhappy
Sometimes it can be difficult for a man to know how best to support his partner during pregnancy.
I’d like to talk to someone
If you’d like to talk to someone now, call our helpline on 1850 622 626. The Helpline is answered by trained counsellors and you can talk to them over the phone, and if you wish, arrange to meet a counsellor face to face.
My partner might be pregnant
You think she might be pregnant, but don’t know how to approach it.
Free Pregnancy Testing
You can contact us to arrange a test for your partner, daughter, or friend at any time.