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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.

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.

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.

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.