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My Options freephone line

An unplanned pregnancy may leave you feeling worried and confused. You may or may not have many conflicting and strong feelings about your pregnancy.

My Options is a HSE freephone line that provides free and confidential information and counselling to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

Unplanned pregnancy counselling can support you to cope with your unplanned pregnancy. It can help to talk to someone who can help support you to find the answers to your questions.

Call the My Options freephone line

We're here to support you.

Information and counselling:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 10am to 2pm

Medical advice:
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Freephone: 1800 828 010
Outside of the Republic of Ireland: +353 1 687 7044

Irish Sign Language
Book an appointment to access the service using sign language through Irish Remote Interpreting Service

If you phone our counselling service outside of our opening times or if all our counsellors are busy, you can leave a message. One of our counsellors will phone you back during opening times. We will return your call as soon as we can, ideally on the day, but certainly within 24 hours. We will attempt to contact you twice.

We will support you through an unplanned pregnancy, no matter what option you choose.

How we can help

Our helpline can provide you with information and support on all your options, including continued pregnancy supports and abortion services.

We can provide you with counselling over the phone. We can also provide you with information on free face-to-face counselling.

If you choose to continue with your pregnancy, we can support you with this option.

If you decide that you want to have an abortion, we can provide you with information on abortion services. We can also provide you with post-abortion support.

My Options provides a 24/7 nursing team for medical support and reassurance to people who are in the process of having, or who have recently had, an abortion. The nursing team can provide medical advice if you are experiencing clinical symptoms following an abortion, for example bleeding or pain. They can also advise on when to go to a doctor.

Support for partners

Unplanned pregnancy counselling is not just for someone who is pregnant. Speaking with a counsellor can help if you are a partner of someone who is pregnant.

Page last reviewed: 19/12/2018
Next review due: 19/12/2021

Call the My Options freephone line

We're here to support you.


1800 828 010