Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I’m pregnant?
Some women experience several of the early pregnancy symptoms, while others might just have a feeling that they’re pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to start by taking a pregnancy test, which Birthline can provide to you at no cost.
How much will my appointment cost?
Every appointment at Birthline is completely free of charge. We offer all of our counselling and other services at no cost so that every woman, regardless of her financial circumstances, can obtain as much information and resources she needs to support her during her pregnancy.
Will my appointment be confidential?
Whether you call our 24-hour hotline or come in for pregnancy testing services, every appointment and communication you have with our centre is held in with the strictest confidence. Our goal is simply to provide you with the resources and information you need to make the most informed decision possible.
Can I bring someone with me?
If you would feel more comfortable bringing someone with you to your appointment, you are most welcome to do so! We value support in all of its forms. Depending on your wishes, we may have your partner, friend or family member wait elsewhere to maintain confidentiality or invite them in for part of the counselling session.
How much does an abortion cost?
Abortion costs vary greatly depending on how far along you are and the method of abortion. If you’re considering abortion and have questions about costs or the procedures themselves, schedule an appointment for pregnancy counselling or call our 24-hour hotline for immediate help.
What if I don’t know what to do next?
It is completely normal to be unsure of your next steps. An unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming and we’re here to provide you with the answers and help you need. Remember, you’re not alone – and there is hope. Call our 24-hour hotline to talk to someone today about your situation, or schedule an appointment for in-person care.