If you think you might be pregnant then you should make an appointment with a doctor. Pregnancy testing kits, available widely from both pharmacies and supermarkets, are very reliable and can be used to confirm the pregnancy.


Wanted Pregnancy


The doctor will talk to you about good pregnancy care, such as taking folic acid and stopping smoking and an appointment with the midwife will be arranged.


Unwanted Pregnancy


If you think you might be pregnant and you don’t want to keep the pregnancy then you have two options:

  • To have a termination of pregnancy

  • To keep the pregnancy and put the baby up for adoption

If you have chosen to have a termination of pregnancy then you should see your doctor as soon as possible, as the earlier you have a termination the safer and easier it is to perform. Your doctor will then refer you urgently to Colchester Hospital.


Alternatively you could contact the following help lines for further information.

Family Planning Clinic UK
www.fpa.org.uk

Brook Sexual Advice Service
0800 0185 023
www.brook.org.uk

Marie Stopes International
0845 300 8090
www.mariestopes.org.uk