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Care guidelines

The HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme has developed a range of information resources for health professionals that may encounter women experiencing a crisis pregnancy; these are a series of resources called Key Contacts.

Key Contact – Responding to crisis pregnancy

Guidelines on assisting a person with a crisis pregnancy and directory of helpful services. 

Key Contact – Primary care guidelines for the prevention and management of crisis pregnancy

Information for GPs on crisis pregnancy counselling, support and information plus referral procedures and information on ante-natal and post-abortion care.

Key Contact – Directory of supported accommodation for people experiencing crisis pregnancy

Directory of temporary accommodation centres for pregnant young girls and women or lone mothers who may be without a home as a result of crisis pregnancy. 

Key Contact – Reproductive health information for migrant women

Guide to reproductive health care, including crisis pregnancy, and support services in six languages – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Polish, Romanian and Russian.

Care of a woman after abortion

Guidelines on assisting a person after an abortion and directory of helpful services. 

Guidelines for health professionals working in maternity settings on the care of patients with concealed pregnancy

Protocol for healthcare staff working in maternity settings on responding to patients with a concealed pregnancy.