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Our clinics in Whangarei, Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty are closed today (Monday 30 January) for Auckland Anniversary Day. We expect to reopen as normal tomorrow and will update this banner and our social media if there are any issues. To make an appointment, call your nearest clinic or use the after-hours Ask for an Appointment form on our website. If you are unable to make your appointment, please use the Cancel my Appointment form. To our clients and colleagues impacted by the weekend's weather, we hope you're doing well. Ngā mihi, Family Planning. 


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Things to think about if you have an unintended pregnancy

It is normal to have many different feelings if you have an unintended pregnancy (you are pregnant when you weren't expecting to be). For some people it might be clear what to do, for others making a decision might be difficult.

Ask yourself...

Thinking about the answer to some of these questions might help you make a decision about being pregnant:

  • Does this fit with my plans for my life from here?
  • Would a pregnancy and baby change my plans?
  • What about my education and career?
  • How do I feel about being responsible for a child?
  • Is this a good time to have a baby?
  • Do I have the skills and support to parent a baby and child?
  • What is my relationship with the person I got pregnant with? Do I want to remain connected to them through a child? Will they help me whatever I decide to do?
  • Am I ready to be a parent?
  • Is my family already complete?
  • Will I tell my parents? My whānau? Will they support me whatever I decide?
  • If I have the baby who will help me? Where will I live? Where will the money come from?
  • Is there someone in my whānau who could support me and my child, or would want to raise my baby?
  • How do I feel about adoption, guardianship or whāngai? Is there another option that might work for me?
  • How do I feel about having an abortion?
  • Do I really understand my options?
  • Have I given myself a chance to think things through?


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