Termination of Pregnancy
Please note that we are not a termination referral service. Please contact your GP if you are looking for information about arranging a termination.
You will find both practical information and emotional support resources, to enable you to feel informed and supported throughout your journey. Please know that you are not alone - there is help and support available to you and your partner. You can get in touch with our Bereavement Team should you need support at any time following your loss.
Ellie Brewer is our assigned Bereavement Nurse for Gynaecology.
You can text or call her on 07795450090, or you can call our office on 0121 335 8286. Ellie can also support you whilst you are an inpatient on the ward, and for as long as you need following your visit.
Birmingham Women’s Hospital Bereavement Team is made up of bereavement nurses and midwives who are specially trained to support you throughout your journey. We know that pregnancy loss is one of the most difficult experiences a person can go through, both physically and emotionally, and it affects everyone differently. It is important that you know you are not alone, and that help, and support is available to you.
If, once you are home, you are unsure who to contact or where to get help, you can contact our team for support.
If you would like to access our service whilst in hospital, please ask your nurse to contact us. Alternatively, you can use the contact details below at any time to self-refer. There is no time limit on when you can contact us.
- Contact Ellie: 07795450090 (M/T/T/F 08.30 – 16.30)
- Team mobile: 07814208435 (Mon-Fri 08.30 – 16.30)
- Office Phone: 0121 335 8286 (24/7 answer phone)
Our Women’s Hospital Chaplaincy Team – Spiritual and Pastoral Support
The multi-faith chaplaincy team at Birmingham Women’s Hospital provide religious, spiritual, and pastoral care to our patients and families. The chaplains are available to support you whilst you are in hospital and when you go home. They can also carry out blessings and rituals for your baby which can be specific to your faith or religion.
Chaplains are usually in the hospital between 8am and 4pm. You can also ask your ward nurse or bereavement nurse to contact a chaplain for you, or call 0121 333 8526 to self-refer.
British Pregnancy Advisory Service
If you were referred to Birmingham Women’s Hospital via BPAS, you can access their 24/7 aftercare helpline by clicking on the following link:
Marie Stopes International (MSI) Reproductive Choices
If you were referred to Birmingham Women’s Hospital via MSI, you can access their 24/7 aftercare helpline by clicking on the following link:
Pregnancy Crisis Helpline
The Pregnancy Crisis Helpline provides telephone and email support to those who want to talk to someone following an unplanned pregnancy or struggling with difficult emotions after an abortion. If you are not a Birmingham resident, the Pregnancy Crisis Helpline can signpost you to ongoing support that is local to you.
Stillwaters is a Birmingham-based charity that provides ongoing support for those who are finding it difficult to cope after an abortion.
Mental Health Support
If you feel you are in crisis, there is help available for you:
- NHS - Call 999 if your life is at risk
- NHS - Call 111 if you need help for your mental health but it is not an emergency
- Samaritans – call 116 123 for their 24/7 helpline
- Shout – text ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 to access their crisis text line
- Birmingham and Solihull Urgent Mental Health Helpline – 0121 262 3555 or 0800 915 9292
- Self-refer to Birmingham Healthy Minds for support for depression and anxiety:
- Birmingham Healthy Minds - Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust - BSMHFT =