If you think you could be pregnant you should do a pregnancy test as soon as possible.
You can get a free test at any of the Bristol Sexual Health Service clinics – if you think you may be pregnant please do a home pregnancy test. If this is positive and you would like to discuss your options with a GP please contact The Surgery. For more information please click here.
You can buy a test to do it yourself from the pharmacy or supermarket.
You can carry out a pregnancy test from the first day of a missed period. Tests that are done earlier than this may not be accurate.
If the test is positive, this means you are pregnant. All pregnancy tests, when carried out correctly and at the right time, are reliable. This includes tests that you buy from the pharmacy or supermarket to do yourself. If you don’t have regular periods, and the test is negative, you should repeat the test at least three weeks (21 days) from the last time that you had unprotected sex.
I have had a positive pregnancy test. What are my choices?
You now need to think about what you want to do:
continue with the pregnancy and keep the baby,
or continue with the pregnancy and have the baby adopted,
or end the pregnancy by having an abortion
What should I do if I want to continue the pregnancy?
You do not need to see a doctor if you are pregnant, contact the midwife directly on 0117 340 8470.
You should contact our Reception and notify us providing your name, address and the date of your last menstrual period. We will book you an appointment to meet the Midwife. Please visit us and collect Pregnancy Information Pack and Vitamins from our Reception.
If you have any concerns about your pregnancy or significant past health problems please make an appointment to discuss with a Doctor.
What should I do if I want an abortion?
Please call our booking line 0117 927 6362. Our booking staff will ask you for your name and address and your GP’s name and address (if you have one) and make an appointment for you. Please follow this link for more details.
What should I do if I’m not sure?
If you are having difficulty reaching a decision, it is often useful to talk it over with people you can trust and having accurate information can help.
You may wish to talk to family and friends – or it might be easier to talk to someone who is not so close to you.
Often it is best to book an appointment to find out how many weeks pregnant you are, get some accurate information about abortion and pregnancy and talk about your option with health professionals. Staff at the Bristol Pregnancy Advisory Service is able to help you resolve any conflicting emotions and reach the right decision for you. They recognise that this may take some time. If you do decide to end the pregnancy you will be given another appointment on a different date for an abortion itself.
All listed services are provided free of charge.
For more information please follow NHS guide about pregnancy and baby: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/