Information for partners

Learning that your partner is pregnant or considering an abortion can turn your life upside down. Perhaps the pregnancy was unplanned or a surprise. Whether or not you are in a relationship with the person who is pregnant, you may still be facing a new and unexpected reality.

Many thoughts and feelings may arise in such a situation. The question of what you both will do is sure to arise. Panic, joy, helplessness, anger and worry are all normal feelings.

As a partner, there may be many questions you would like to have answers to. Am I the father? What do I do now? What if I don’t agree with the decision? What will my future be like? What are my rights? It may be helpful to talk to someone who can help you find the answers you are searching for.

On our website here you will find a lot of information, and you are welcome to contact us in Amathea, we will help you!

If you would like to speak with a neutral professional, you can contact an Amathea health nurse, GP or midwife. For others, a partner, friends or family can be a good conversation partner.

The most important thing in the conversation with us is that you get the time and opportunity to talk about what is important to you. It should be a safe place where you can talk openly, without anyone’s opinion of what is right or wrong.

Do you need someone to talk to?
At Amathea, you will meet healthcare professionals with extensive experience in counselling after an abortion. We are a healthcare service, have a duty of confidentiality, and can help you in your situation and in making your decision. You may come alone or together with your partner or co-parent.

All of our services are free of charge. We offer sessions in Norwegian and English. We can also book interpreters for other languages. A session here lasts about an hour, and you can talk with us on video, by phone, or at one of our offices. You decide how many sessions you need, and we will schedule these together.