Unplanned Pregnancy

If you've had unprotected sex in the last five days you are still in time to use emergency contraception.

If you think you could be pregnant you should do a pregnancy test as soon as possible.

If the test is positive, this means you are pregnant. All pregnancy tests, when carried out correctly, are reliable, including tests you do yourself.

You now need to think about what you want to do. You can choose to:

  • continue with the pregnancy and keep the baby
  • end the pregnancy by having a termination of pregnancy/abortion
  • continue with the pregnancy and have the baby adopted
What should I do if I decide to continue with the pregnancy?

You will need to make an appointment to see a doctor so that you can get the antenatal care you need.

If you think you want to have the baby adopted, find out about this as soon as you can so that you can get the right information and support. Contact the British Association for Adoption and Fostering  or see the Directgov website

Who can help me with my decision?

Ultimately the decision about what to do is yours. Talking to people you trust and having accurate information can help. You may wish to talk to family and friends or it might be easier to talk to someone who is not so close to you.

A doctor at your general practice or at the Nordhaven Clinic will be to discuss your options with you.

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