Unplanned pregnancy is very common; around half of all pregnancies are unplanned. The decision to have an abortion (termination of pregnancy, TOP) is not easy and it can be a very emotional time for those involved; talking it through with experienced professionals can help.
If you live in Ayrshire and Arran, and have had a positive pregnancy test and are unsure if you wish to continue with the pregnancy, you can discuss it with us at any of our Sexual Health Clinics or with your GP, or you can self-refer to the service by calling the number below. You will be given an appointment at the Day Ward in the Ayrshire Maternity Unit (AMU), Crosshouse Hospital (for Directions click here) You will have time to talk about your options and will see staff who will help to support your decision. Your decision to have an abortion and your treatment are confidential matters between you and the healthcare team.
In summary, the 3 ways that you can be referred to Day Ward, to discuss unplanned pregnancy/abortion are:
1. Self referral
If you wish to self refer please call:
01563 827025 between the hours of 10am to 1pm Monday to Friday.
Please ensure you are able to speak privately when you call. You will be asked for some personal details relating to your appointment.
2. GP referral
If you wish to see your GP first then your GP can arrange a referral to Day Ward.
Referral from another clinic within NHS Ayrshire and Arran (e.g. a sexual health clinic)
If you wish to be seen in a sexual health clinic first, you can attend one of the drop in clinic (Click here) The health care professional there would refer you to Day Ward.
If you think you might be pregnant don’t delay – contact us or go to your GP / sexual health as soon as possible. That way you will have more time to make an informed decision. We will be glad to see you and offer you support.