How Do I Tell the Father that I Got Pregnant From Our One Night Stand?

A mom writes in asking for advice. She had a one night stand that resulted in her getting pregnant. The baby’s dad would be a first-time father. She wonders how to tell the father. Also, how to get through this awkward situation and move forward since the two are practically strangers. Any advice for this mom?

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A member of the community asks:

“I got pregnant after I had a one night stand with someone. How should I tell the father? He will be a potential first-time father and this is overall a very awkward situation.”

– Mamas Uncut Community Member

Community Advice for This Mom Needing Advice

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Advice Summary


Many commenters had great advice for this mom who got pregnant after an awkward one nightstand. One suggested, “Rip it off like a bandaid, quick. Honestly, he deserves to know. Just tell him. No need to fancy it up.” Another agreed, “Send him a quick text or call him.”

One commented, “He deserves to know as soon as possible. He might want to go to all the doctor appointments with you and be supportive. Fingers crossed it’s a happy experience for you guys!” Many agreed that she just needs to tell him and quick. One said, “Just do it. Be straight and give him a chance to let it sink in.”

Some shared their personal experiences with this situation. One said, “I have a friend who had the exact same scenario. Basically, she told him and said she was having their baby with or without him being there. They’ve been happily married for 9 years.” Another shared, “I am the result of a one night stand. My mom didn’t tell my dad. My desire to know him over the years eventually led to us not being very close. I finally found my family this year, unfortunately, my dad passed 14 years ago. It doesn’t matter how you tell him, just tell him.”

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