If you are pregnant and not sure what to do, we encourage you to talk to a health professional, such as a GP or women’s health specialist, as soon as possible about your options and the services available to you.
|The Women's Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAS) provides pregnancy options counselling that includes accurate information about your options, and non-judgemental support to help you make a decision that is right for you. |
PAS can provide you with information, counselling, support, crisis intervention, advocacy and referrals to community services. This service provides a comprehensive response that is sensitive and responsive to each woman’s individual and unique needs and circumstances.
PAS operates during business hours from Monday to Friday; see quick information for the contact number.
Some women with an unplanned pregnancy are clear about what they want to do. Others feel unsure. We believe that women have the right to choose the option that is best for their individual and unique circumstances.
These options may include:
- booking antenatal care in preparation for childbirth and parenting
- having an abortion
- considering adoption, fostering or another care arrangement.
|The Royal Women’s Hospital offers services in relation to all these options.|
The Victorian Government's Better Health Channel also has information about these options, which you may find useful.
If you are under 25, the Family Planning Victoria’s Action Centre provides specialist sexual health and family planning service for young people.
Your GP or Community Health Centre should be able to advise you about other public or private health services in your area for women with an unplanned pregnancy.