Before an abortion

Before having an abortion, you may have questions or need to talk to someone. For many, this is the first time they are making a decision on an abortion, and the situation will be new and unfamiliar. You may have been given information you can’t remember. Perhaps you are waiting for a hospital appointment or have already had a pre-examination. 

For some, a partner, friends and family may provide the best support, while for others, talking with a neutral professional can be helpful.

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.