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I am pregnant, what are my options? 

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I am pregnant, what are my options? 

We’re here to support you through your decision about a pregnancy, and talk to you about all of the options available to you. 

To make the right decision for you, it is important to be able to find all the information you need. 

On this page, you can find information about the pregnancy options available to you: continuing with the pregnancy and raising a child, continuing with the pregnancy and considering adoption or fostering, or ending the pregnancy through abortion. 

Your options 

The decision about whether to continue or end the pregnancy is yours to make. There are a number of options available to you.

If you know that you would like to continue the pregnancy, make an appointment with your GP as soon as you can. Your GP can refer you to a midwife to talk through prenatal and birthing plans with you, and can provide you with the necessary health checks and scans. Your GP can also give information on the local maternity services.  

Maternity care and pregnancy support and information is available through the NHS website. 

If you would like to continue with the pregnancy, but don’t want to raise a child, adoption is a way of giving a child a new legal family. Your midwife will be able to guide you through continuing with the pregnancy with a view to arranging adoption afterwards.  
You can get expert advice on adoption from a number of sources:  

– GPs and other healthcare providers 
– Social Services or Social Work Department of your local council or local authority 
– A registered adoption society or independent voluntary adoption agency 
– Hospital social workers who work closely with maternity clinics  

If a close relative would like to be the adoptive parent, you can arrange this yourself, but the process will be supported by Social Services. Adoption process Preparations for adoption will happen before the birth, but nothing is made definite until after the birth when the application for an Adoption Order is made to the Court. Once an Adoption Order is granted, it is legally binding and can’t be undone.  

Adoption support and information is available through independent adoption agencies such as Coram

If you decide that you would like to end the pregnancy, there are safe and legal options available.  

At MSI UK, we offer NHS-funded and private abortion services up to 23 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy.  

We offer two types of abortion: medical abortion (available up to 9 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy) and surgical abortion (available up to 23 weeks and 6 days of pregnancy). The method that’s right for you will depend on your gestation (how many weeks pregnant you are), your medical examination and history, and your personal choice. 

You are not alone and will be supported by a team of specialist experts. 

Your Choice, Our Support

This booklet will provide more information about your options, and answer a range of questions if you are considering abortion. It is organised into nine sections to guide you throughout the abortion process. 

Abortion services at MSI UK 

We are here to support your choice. If you are considering abortion, you can find more information about abortion services at the links below. 

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Considering an abortion 

Learn more about abortion care and abortion treatment types available.

MSI Reproductive Choices – United Kingdom – 20230605

Abortion and your rights 

Learn more about abortion law in the UK and your rights. 

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Abortion stories 

Read medical and surgical abortion stories from our clients.