Health and Wellbeing

Pregnancy

 

PLEASE NOTE - If you have had unprotected sex within the last 120 hours (5 days) and you want to avoid pregnancy then you can access emergency contraception

 

Planning a pregnancy

If you are hoping to become pregnant you might want to find more information about planning a pregnancy.

 

Think you might be pregnant?

If you think that you might be pregnant then the first thing to do is follow these steps:

  • Take a pregnancy test – pregnancy tests are available to buy on campus in the Campus Pharmacy next to the Health Centre, or more cheaply at the Students' Union shop. Free pregnancy tests are available from the Student Life Centre in Bramber House, and from the X-Card drop-in
  • If the test gives a positive results then you can get the result confirmed by a professional. You can go to Brighton and Hove SHAC services to have it confirmed; they offer free pregnancy testing and advice

If you are pregnant you can find more information below:

 

Unplanned Pregnancy

If you're not sure what you want to do about your pregnancy then you don’t need to make this decision alone. The following things might help you to make a decision:

Remember that no one has the right to tell you what to do about this – the decision is yours

Here are some more sources of support and information which might be useful:

 

Pregnancy and your studies

Whether or not you decide to continue with your pregnancy, your situation may affect your studies and you may need advice on mitigating evidence. A Student Life Advisor can talk you through this procedure.

There is a whole range of support that the University is able to offer to pregnant students including allowing you to take time out from your course, considering any health and safety risks posed by your course and finding alternative arrangements for your assessments.

It is advisable to inform the University of your pregnancy as early as possible so that action can be taken to ensure that you are adequately supported. The University has a comprehensive pregnancy procedure and it would be advisable to make an appointment at the Student Life Centre to make sure that you being supported according to this.

Find out more about student families.