About half the women discover, at some stage in their life, that they are unexpectedly pregnant. If we suspect we have such pregnancy, it is important to identify the last day of the menstrual cycle and, of course, take a pregnancy test. Early discovery could allow us more choices of action. This chapter provides stepping stones. Whether we experience confusion, anxiety, happiness or curiosity, we will need help in the form of practical information and emotional support which can assist us in deciding whether to carry on with the pregnancy or to terminate it.

The chapter directs us to many sources of information for each stage of the pregnancy, including the decision whether to choose abortion or adoption