pregnant woman with abusive partner

If you’re pregnant and your partner is abusive, it’s essential to understand that your safety is the number one priority. If you are in immediate danger, contact the National Domestic Violence hotline or 911 for rapid help.

This article will highlight steps you can take to navigate pregnancy with an abusive partner. However, if you want to talk to someone in person, we’re here for you. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential appointment.

Consider Your Future

Having an emotionally or physically abusive partner is a serious concern and puts your well-being at risk—let alone the safety and future of your pregnancy. And the number one question to ask yourself right now is this: What do I want for my future?

You deserve to be in a relationship where you and your pregnancy can feel safe, cared for, and respected. You deserve to be safe. If your partner is making you feel unsafe, it’s critical to evaluate your relationship and consider how to move forward without your partner. As much as you might hope that your partner will change, you can’t afford to put your safety in jeopardy right now.

As you think about your future and how to move forward, asking yourself these questions can help put things in perspective:

  • What kind of future am I envisioning for me and my pregnancy?
  • Does my partner fit into that vision? If not, how can I move forward without my partner? (What action steps can I take to make a future that’s separate from my partner?)
  • Am I holding onto the hope that my partner will change? Or do I feel nervous to move forward without my partner?

Reach Out for Help

We want to say this again because it’s extremely important: You deserve to be safe. If your partner is abusive, it’s essential to reach out for help. What seems impossible alone can become achievable with the right support.

Removing yourself from an abusive situation can feel overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this. At Alabama Pregnancy Test Center, we’re here for you. We provide a safe, supportive space to explore options, ask questions, and share your concerns. All appointments are free and confidential.