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How NOT To React To The News Your Lady is Pregnant

By Devan McGuinness |

There are times where pregnancy comes as a surprise. It may have happened in a newer relationship or you and your partner had not really talked about it too much beforehand. It happens though — to a lot of us.

It can be hard, as the woman, to find a way to tell your partner the news of your expecting bundle of joy, but that’s made even harder when you don’t know how he will react. Hopefully he will embrace you in a hug, put his hand on your stomach and say, “I am so excited!”. That may not happen — but one thing I do know is there are certainly some ways you should NOT react to the news — surprise or not.

Click through to watch a hilarious video on how NOT to react to the news your partner is pregnant:

:: How did you tell your partner you were pregnant? Did they react like any of these? ::

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Devan McGuinness is the writer of the lifestyle website byDevan. After surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan founded Unspoken Grief, a resource and support site for perinatal and neonatal loss. Read bio and latest posts → Read Devan's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “How NOT To React To The News Your Lady is Pregnant

  1. Tara says:

    It was funny because a lot of my friends started talking about their second children around the time our kids were around 10 months old. My husband and I were the only ones that were not interested in having our kids so close together… actually my husband was not really sold on having a second child. So a week after we made the big jump to build a new house, I had to come home and tell him that “Surprise, we are having another baby (my daughter was 11 months old). Somehow we were the first to have a 2nd child… which still makes all my friends giggle. Well, his reaction… “We’re F’ed!” Yep, he was so excited. It was tight financially and we were in the weeds with two kids in diapers… but in the end we have two great kids who are close in age.

  2. Mary B. says:

    I took the pregnancy test in the early morning, and then bounded back into our bedroom to tell my husband. His reaction was “that’s nice” and then he fell back asleep. I think I stared at him for thirty seconds before hitting him with a pillow. The phrase “I am a sacred vessel!” was also repeated a few times, but with some profanity thrown in for good measure.

  3. Kirsten says:

    Haha! Ours was a newer relationship and totally a whoops pregnancy. He was an hour away in his college town, driving home from the first class of the semester, when I called him and dropped the bombshell. After a short silence, he just said, “Uhhhh….” It’s funny now, but we were so in over our heads at the time. :)

  4. Rom says:

    First time was not planned and I freaked out but he was happy, unfortunately I miscarried. Second time he was a bit upset with me and when I told him he just looked at me and walked out, not a word. That broke my heart and a few minutes later he came back and hugged me.

    Sadly, another miscarriage for us.

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