Pressure when making an abortion decision

Feeling pressure when trying to decide whether or not to have an abortion can be very difficult. This pressure may be experienced in different ways and may come from different sources, such as a spouse, partner, family, friends, culture, and even from yourself.

When you’re pregnant, you may feel alone in this situation, and it’s not always easy to know what you need and where to turn for help. Are you under pressure and need help? Contact Amathea – we’ll help you.

It isn’t always easy to know what you need in such a situation. It is not uncommon to experience many different emotions, including joy, uncertainty, doubt, hope, fear or worry. See our website for helpful information. You are welcome to contact us here at Amathea, and 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.