You have an 85% chance of getting pregnant if not using contraception. Conception begins when a sperm and egg meet in the fallopian tubes. This now fertilised egg divides many times and embeds itself in the soft wall of the uterus, where it will continue to grow during the next nine months of pregnancy. If you have had unprotected sex you are at risk of becoming pregnant. You can buy self-diagnosing pregnancy tests from supermarkets and chemists.
What are my options?
Planned or unplanned, you do have options available to you, and choices that will need to be made within a short time frame. These include continuing with the pregnancy and keeping the baby, termination of the pregnancy, or continuing with the pregnancy and adopting the baby out to new parents. Regardless of your decision, it is a good idea to speak to qualified people who will be able to provide you with accurate and relevant information about all options, so the decision that you make is the right one for you. You also have your partner to consider. You may wish for your partner to be present when speaking to a professional. Remember, whether the pregnancy is planned or unplanned, being pregnant can be a very emotional experience.
Family Planning Welfare Association of NT Inc.
Darwin: (08) 8948 0144
Pregnancy Counselling Australia:
1300 737 732 (24 hours)