Finding out you are pregnant can be scary, but there is confidential help to support you to make the right decision. If you decide to have an abortion you will be supported by the NHS to do this in a non judgemental way in confidence. If you are at risk for any reason (Child protection), other professionals may need to get involved, but you will be consulted at all times.
If you decide to have a termination (abortion) you will have to go to Inverness to have counselling & this procedure. You will be supported by the NHS to do this and it is a confidential service for all people over the age of 12 unless you are considered to be at risk.
If you think you are pregnant, or know you are pregnant you can contact the following places:
- The maternity unit on 01851 708300 and ask to speak to Catherine Macdonald or Catherine Gillies. You can also text 07919111632
- The Family Planning Clinic in Stornoway hospital Tel: 01851 708305 to make an appointment
- Your GP. GPs offer a confidential service for every one and should be able to support you through the process. Some GPs do not do this, but will refer you to the nearest service that will support you.
- The British Pregnancy Advisory Service provides a free confidential services Tel 0845 7304030
Terminations are carried out in Inverness and there is a confidential number available to discuss 01463 704431