Where do I start?

STEP 1. Confirm the pregnancy - there’s no point worrying unnecessarily.

  • The quickest easiest & cheapest way is to buy a pregnancy test kit from any supermarket or pharmacy. Most manufacturers claim the modern tests are 99% accurate. If there is any doubt, follow up tests can be done by a medical professional.

STEP 2. Consider your options – find someone you trust, will offer support and listen.

  • An unplanned pregnancy often causes confused feelings and panic. It’s important to think about your situation carefully before making a decision. AMAC provide decision counselling services if you need our assistance.

Options you may want to consider are:

  1. Continuing the pregnancy & parenting a child – Contact a GP or midwife for maternity care. There may also be financial assistance available to help. Visit http://www.workandincome.govt.nz for information & advice.

  2. Continuing the pregnancy & placing the baby for adoption or whangai. Contact your GP or a midwife for maternity care & visit http://www.cyf.govt.nz for information & advice.

  3. Ending the pregnancy by abortion – Go to STEP 3 - standard pre-abortion requirements.

STEP 3. Accessing an abortion service.

Whichever abortion provider you intend to use most allow you to contact them directly to arrange the required pre abortion tests and an appointment for your procedure.  AMAC provides pre-abortion consultations service for women choosing to have abortion care at AMAC.

The required tests for procedures at AMAC are below:

MIMIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL ABORTION PROCEDURES AT AMAC - Updated April 2020

  • Blood group, Rh status  and haemoglobin as  minimum

  • High vaginal swab (requesting bacterial vaginosis testing)

  • Chlamydia swab

  • Ultrasound dating scan to confirm gestational age 

MEDICAL ABORTION PROCEDURES up to 9 weeks of pregnancy (1 visit)

SURGICAL ABORTION (1 visit) <13 weeks of pregnancy

For all fees, please see How much does it cost?

STEP 4. The abortion procedure at AMAC

Once the medical consultation & tests are complete, AMAC can usually offer an appointment for the abortion within 5 working days, sometimes less. 

The choice of service provider and abortion method is largely determined by:

 A FEMALE DOCTOR IS NOT AVAILABLE EVERY DAY AT AMAC- PLEASE INFORM US IF THIS IS A REQUIREMENT FOR YOUR TREATMENT

13 weeks pregnant or more

Abortions at this stage of pregnancy are not performed at our day clinic. Please call AMAC for information on NZ & overseas service options.