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Unplanned Pregnancy

Finding yourself pregnant when you haven’t planned to be can be a stressful time. You may feel worried, unsure, emotional, angry or upset. 

  • You might have told your family or partner and not got the reaction you had hoped for. 
  • You may not have spoken to anyone about it at all. 
  • You may not know what you are going to do, or you may have your mind made up.

Sometimes it can be more difficult to talk to those closest to you. 

Talking to a counsellor can help.


I think I’m pregnant

It can be a sudden realisation that your period is late, you could be feeling symptoms of pregnancy, or it may be a nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you just can’t ignore any longer.

Free pregnancy testing

We provide pregnancy testing at all of our local centres, free of charge.

I am unhappy

Finding out that you are pregnant when you hadn’t planned to be can be a time of anxiety and stress.

I’m worried about a friend

Your friend may be worried, anxious, and uncertain about the future. You might be unsure of what to say to them, or how to support them.

How do I tell my parents?

Finding yourself pregnant when you hadn’t planned to be can be very stressful, and you may be worried about telling your parents and afraid of how they will react.

How do I tell him?

Finding out that you’re pregnant can be a stressful time, and in addition you may also be worried about how you’re going to break the news to those close to you.

My daughter is pregnant

Finding out that your daughter is pregnant can be a huge shock, especially when it wasn’t planned.

My son is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy

For many parents, the news that their son is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy can come as a shock.

I’m not in a relationship

Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy when you are not in a relationship can be challenging.

My partner is unhappy

An unplanned pregnancy affects men too. Your partner may experience feelings of shock, fear and anxiety.

I’m worried about money

One of the major concerns for anyone dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is money. You may be unsure as to what you are entitled to, or how much things will cost.

My family are unhappy

Families can react to an unplanned pregnancy in many ways. Your family members may be surprised, delighted, or shocked.

I’d like to talk to someone

We can give you a safe space where you can take the time you need to think things through.

Need To Talk To Someone?

If you’d like to talk to someone now, call our Helpline on 1850 622 626. The Helpline is answered by trained counsellors. Opening hours are 9.00am - 6.00pm Mon-Thurs, and 9.00am - 5.00pm Fri. The Helpline is also open from 12.00pm - 2.00pm on Saturdays.