If you feel unsure about continuing with your pregnancy because you are worried about becoming a parent or releasing the baby for adoption, then you might want to consider having a termination. Some people have strong views about terminations and so it’s important that you decide for yourself what you want to do.
We offer support to help you decide whether a termination is the right choice for you, and can support you before and after your termination.
You may need additional support in making your decision if you feel unsure about what you want, or if you feel pressured by other people to either continue with the pregnancy or have a termination you may need additional support in marking your decision.
Most people don’t report any problems following their termination, but some people suffer from depression or other difficulty following the procedure (further information). So it is really important that you have all the support you need to make your decision.
Call us on 03333 058552
Where can I access a termination in Norfolk?
Norwich, North, West and South Norfolk
Marie Stopes International
0845 300 8090
Great Yarmouth & Waveney
156 King Street,
01493 331 914
Contraception and Sexual Health Service
6 Regent Road,
01502 532 663
What happens during the termination procedure?
…and The James Paget hospital in Great Yarmouth has a very useful booklet about its termination procedures.
How will I feel following my termination?
As said above, most people don’t report any problems following a termination, but about 1 in 10 do have problems such as depression or anxiety attacks; these problems may not be a direct result of the termination and are more likely for people if:
- they were ambivalent (not sure) about having a termination
- they didn’t have a supportive partner
- they were part of an ethnic or cultural group who consider termination to be wrong, e.g Roman Catholic (or if they themselves considered termination to be wrong)
- they have a history of depression or other mental health difficulty
Some people have problems afterwards even if none of these things apply to them.
We can help you consider your options and whether a termination is the right choice for you, and we will help you to recover if you do have problems following a termination.