When you find yourself pregnant and are unsure of what to do you have three options.
You can choose to:
- Continue with the pregnancy
- End the pregnancy by having an abortion
- Continue with the pregnancy and consider adoption.
The Pregnancy Advisory Service is based at Hope House in Gloucester Royal Hospital and offers support for women throughout the county who have become pregnant and are unsure of what to do.
We offer confidential, non-judgemental, non-directive support and operate on a first come first served basis. To attend one of our clinics you can be referred by any professional e.g. your doctor, health visitor, teacher, school nurse or you can refer yourself using this document. Alternatively you can call the Pregnancy Advisory team on: 0300 421 6532. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm with 24 hour answer machine.
There are no time pressures from us to make your decision, we would encourage you to ask for a referral to pregnancy advisory as soon as possible to give you maximum time to make your decision with support.
COVID-19 Guidance for patients attending the Pregnancy Advisory Service
Like other services and organisations, we have been impacted by the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Pregnancy Advisory Service (PAS) is open we will be able to help you if you wish to consider abortion or are not sure what to do.
Abortion services are considered essential services, and so we will continue to run our clinics. We wish to do this in a way that is as safe as possible for both patients and staff. We will increase the amount of your care we can deliver over the telephone.
Treatment options will however be limited by the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
You will be asked if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (temperature and/or persistent cough) or are self-isolating because of contact with somebody who has symptoms in your household.
If you have symptoms or are self- isolating, you will be advised of the most appropriate time to attend clinic. We will ensure you receive treatment as soon as is safe and practical.
If you develop symptoms or are self-isolating and need to re-arrange your appointments, please contact the clinic. We will ensure you receive treatment as soon as is safe and practical.
We will also take your temperature as you arrive in clinic. If you have a temperature of more than 37.8°, we will ask you to return home immediately (in line with government guidance on self-isolation) and will arrange another time to provide treatment. We will ensure you receive treatment as soon as is safe and practical.
For information now you can read the following on the family planning association website:
Pregnancy advisory phone number: 0300 421 6532. Mon-Fri 8am-4pm with 24 hour answer machine.
Or email: Pas.Office@ghc.nhs.uk