Wondering how you can support your friend experiencing an unexpected pregnancy? Communicating that you are there for her is the most important thing you can do right now.

Here are some tips when navigating this challenging time with a friend. Your support will mean the world to her.

Try to Listen Well

Trying to comfort your friend with the right words can be tempting, but listening is more important than anything. Your steadfast presence and listening ear will allow her to confide in you and find comfort.

Allow your friend the space to vent and share her emotions without responding right away. If she does ask you questions, try to keep your answers short and sweet. Encourage her to the best of your ability.

If needed, direct her to a pregnancy center like ours, where she can explore all her options in a safe and non-judgmental space.

Acts of Kindness

Little acts of kindness will help your friend feel supported and seen in a time like this. Think of her favorite things and spend time with her. Here are some ideas:

  • Deliver her favorite meal.

  • Bring her favorite flowers.

  • Run to the store to pick up essentials when she doesn’t feel up to going.

  • If she values quality time, offer to host a movie night or bring movies and snacks to her.

Free Pregnancy Support

Though your encouragement will be so valuable to your friend experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, practical pregnancy support is important.

At LaVie Pregnancy Care Center, we offer free and confidential pregnancy services, resources, and support. Your friend can receive information about all her pregnancy options and feel empowered to move forward.

She can schedule a free and confidential appointment with us today.