If you think you are pregnant the first thing to do is find out for sure and the sooner you do that the better, so act quickly and get a pregnancy test. Whether it’s planned or not, there will be questions, fears, anxieties and doubts. Luckily there are clinics that offer free and confidential help to girls and women who think that they may be pregnant.
You can carry out most pregnancy tests on a sample of urine from the first day of a missed period. If you’re pregnant, this is about two weeks after conception. You can get a pregnancy test free of charge from all our clinics, your GP or you can also buy one yourself from pharmacies. Pregnancy tests can give a quick result. If you do a test at home it is important to get a GP or Clinic to confirm the result.
If you have had unprotected sex in the last five days and are worried you may be pregnant you can take emergency contraception which can be used to help prevent an unplanned pregnancy. You can get this from a Sexual Health Clinic, GP or pharmacy.
If you’re not pregnant, it is probably a good time to think about getting advice on contraception to prevent an unplanned pregnancy in the future.
If you are pregnant it’s good to talk to someone about your options. You may feel a whole range of different emotions. It’s best if possible to try and talk to someone you trust. You can come into one of our clinics and speak to a healthcare specialist who will be able to offer you support and help you decide what you want to do.
If you are pregnant you have 3 options:
- you can continue with the pregnancy and have a baby
- you can have the baby and have it adopted
- you can have a termination (sometimes called an abortion)
Whatever you decide it is your decision. We recognise this is an emotional and important time and know that many women want to get things sorted out as quickly as possible, we want you to be able to talk about how you feel and to keep you safe.
If you have an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, BPAS can help with specialist counselling, advice and abortion treatment.
Call 03457 30 40 30 to book an appointment or make an enquiry. The call is charged at a local rate.
BPAS abortion treatments are paid for by the NHS for residents of Nottingham City and Nottinghamhsire. Please have your NHS Number available (ask your GP Practice if you don't know it).
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