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Unplanned Pregnancy

Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy can be a stressful time for a man. You may feel stressed, emotional, angry or upset.

  • You might have told your family or friends and not got the reaction you had hoped for.
  • You may not have spoken to anyone about it at all.
  • You may not feel involved in the decision-making around the pregnancy. 
  • You might be confused about your rights and responsibilities.

Sometimes it can be more difficult to talk to those closest to you.

Talking to a counsellor can help.


I’ve just found out she’s pregnant

Finding out that your partner or former partner is pregnant when you hadn’t planned it can be a time of anxiety and stress.

I am unhappy

Pregnancy, especially when it wasn’t planned, can be a time of anxiety and stress for men too. You might be worried about what the future holds.

What are my rights?

A man dealing with an unplanned pregnancy can be concerned as to his rights and responsibilities under the law.

I’m worried about a friend

As a man, you may be unsure of how best to support your friend​ who is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.

I’m worried about money

One of the major concerns for anyone dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is money. You may be unsure as to what you are entitled to, or how much things will cost.

My son is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy

If your son is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, you may be concerned about him.

My daughter is pregnant

Finding out that your daughter is pregnant can be a huge shock, especially when it wasn’t planned. You may have felt so surprised by the news that you reacted in a way you didn’t expect.

How do I tell my parents?

Explaining to your parents that your partner (or former partner) is pregnant can be incredibly daunting. A Cura counsellor can support you with this.

My family are unhappy

Families can react to an unplanned pregnancy in many ways. We can help you while you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and your family's reaction to the news.

I’m not in a relationship

You’re not in a relationship with her, maybe you were and you’ve since broken up, or maybe it was a casual thing - but now she’s pregnant, and you don’t know what to do.

My partner is unhappy

Remember, your partner is dealing with a lot at the moment, but you might be unsure of what to say to her, or how to support her.

I’d like to talk to someone

We can give you a safe space where you can take the time you need to think things through.

I think she’s pregnant

Maybe you suspect that she is pregnant but she is unaware of this, or not ready to face it yet. You might be afraid of finding out yourself.

Free pregnancy testing

You can contact us to arrange a test for your partner, daughter, or friend at any time.

Need 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. Opening hours are 9.00am - 6.00pm Mon-Thurs, and 9.00am - 5.00pm Fri.