Symptoms of pregnancy can include missing a period, feeling sick and sore breasts. If you think you might be pregnant, then you should get this confirmed with a simple urine test. You can buy a pregnancy test at a pharmacy or shop or ask your GP to do one for you.
Continuing with the pregnancy
If the test is positive, you should make an appointment with a midwife. You can find out how to do this on the NHS Forth Valley website.
If you have questions or concerns during your early weeks of pregnancy, you can speak to your GP.
More information about what to expect during pregnancy, labour and the early weeks after birth can be found in the NHS Scotland ‘Ready, Steady, Baby!’ guide.
Unable to continue with the pregnancy
If you have had a positive pregnancy test and feel unable to continue with the pregnancy, you can self-refer to NHS Forth Valley confidential abortion service.
Contact the Service by calling 01324 673555, Monday to Friday, between 9.00am – 4.00pm. It is also possible to be referred by your GP.
Talkline – A confidential service proving information and advice about abortion for anyone who has had an abortion or are thinking about having an abortion.