Pregnancy testing & Support

Do you think you could be pregnant? The first thing you need to do is take a pregnancy test as soon as possible.

You can buy a pregnancy test to do it yourself or have the test done for free by going to:

Please note that if you do the test yourself, this will need to be confirmed with your GP or a sexual health service.

Pregnancy Options

If the test confirms you are pregnant, it is important to book in for a scan as soon as possible to find out how far along your pregnancy is. You then have the following options available:

  • Continuing your pregnancy
  • Termination
  • Adoption

Choosing one option over the other isn’t easy and in the end only YOU can decide what to do. We are here to offer you support if needed, visit our clinics page to find your nearest clinic.

These other organisations can also provide information and support:

Smoking and Pregnancy

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it’s never too late to quit.

Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby.

Reasons to quit include:

  • Reduce the risk of complications in pregnancy and birth
  • Reduce the risk of stillbirth
  • Reduce the risk of cot death
  • Less likely that your baby will have additional breathing, feeding and health problems
  • To have a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby

Further information and support can be found on the NHS website here

October is the month to go 28 days smoke free! Get support and a free personal stop plan here

Are you from Yorkshire? Find your nearest Smoke Free Clinic for face to face support.

Barnsley Teenage Pregnancy Partnership

Pregnant teenagers in the Barnsley district are automatically referred through to Spectrum’s Specialist Teenage Pregnancy Nurse at 37 weeks. This is a relationship for extra support throughout pregnancy and works alongside the hospital midwives. Discussions with the Specialist Nurse also include exploring future methods of contraception and the options available.

If you are living in the Barnsley district you can contact our services by emailing: barnsley.sharp@spectrum-cic.nhs.uk  or calling 0800 0556442