EasyEnglishpregnancychoices

Unplanned pregnancy means you did not plan to get pregnant.

It is ok to feel happy or sad. It is ok if you don’t know what to do.

It is your choice what to do.

Other people can not tell you what you must do.

Talk to someone who makes you feel comfortable like your partner, a friend, a doctor or a nurse.

You can talk to Family Planning Tasmania.

Family Planning Tasmania will help you and they will talk to you about your options.

They will not tell you what to do. You will make your own choice.

 

You find out you are pregnant. You have 3 choices:

  1. You have the baby and be a parent.

  2. Abortion. You do something to stop the pregnancy.

  3. Adoption or foster. You have the baby but you give it to someone else to be the parent.

 

Have your baby and be a parent

You find out you are pregnant. See a doctor or nurse as soon as you can.

Your doctor or Family Planning Tasmania can help you.

You must look after your health and the health of your unborn child.

 

Abortion – also called termination.

This means you do something to stop the pregnancy.

You find out you are pregnant. See a doctor or nurse as soon as you can.

Your doctor or Family Planning Tasmania can help you.

If your doctor does not want to help you they must find you a different doctor.

You can take some medicine or have an operation to stop your pregnancy.

When you are 6 to 9 weeks pregnant you can have the medicine.

When you are 12 to 14 weeks pregnant you can have the operation.

Family Planning Tasmania can give you the medicine.

We can help you go somewhere else for an operation.

You will not have this baby but it will not stop you having another baby.

Read more easy English information on an abortion with medicine.

Read more easy English information on what to do after you take the abortion medicine.

 

Adoption or foster

You have the baby but you give it to someone else to be the parent.

You find out you are pregnant. See a doctor or nurse as soon as you can.

You must look after your health and the health of your unborn child.

Your doctor or nurse will help you get more information on adopting or fostering.

 

Any questions? 

Talk to your doctor or nurse.

Talk to Family Planning Tasmania.

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