On-line counselling guide
How do you feel about your pregnancy? What do you do next?
Whether your pregnancy was completely unplanned, or whether it was planned but your
situation has changed, having mixed feelings about a pregnancy is confusing and
We hope that this interactive guide, which has been developed by a Marie Stopes
International (MSI) counsellor, will help you decide what to do. This guide has
been designed to help you understand your feelings; your answers to the questions
below will not be seen by anyone apart from you.
It won't tell you whether or not you should have an abortion and it isn't a substitute
for talking things over with someone you trust: a partner, close friend, family
member, doctor or trained counsellor.
It is a first step in thinking about your choices - something that you can do in
a private moment to help you analyse your feelings.
Whatever you decide, there are three things you need to be sure of:
- you have support, someone you can talk to honestly and openly
- you have made the decision yourself, not anyone else
- you have thought ahead
As you read through the questions, click to select what you feel are the most appropriate
answers for your situation. Take as long as you need and go back to change an
answer if you wish.
If you are mainly concerned about physical aspects of the abortion, click here to download our leaflet: Abortion - your questions answered
Post-abortion counselling is also available at MSI.
That is the end of the guide
If you want to go through the questions again and have another think about your
answers, please do so - take as long as you need.
When you feel you have thought about all the questions enough, please click the