YOU ARE PREGNANT AND DON T YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO? LET US SEARCH TOGETHER A SOLUTION

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1 Dipartimento ASSI - Area Famiglia YOU ARE PREGNANT AND DON T YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO? LET US SEARCH TOGETHER A SOLUTION

2 LET US SEARCH TOGETHER A SOLUTION You are sure to be pregnant, you live a bad situation, have you many problems?; You don t know what to do and you think to abort. Before taking a such important decision about your life That could be A time of reflection, A clear exam of all possibilities, With the help of a qualified staff. This booklet can furnish you useful information, addresses, references to people, institutions, associations that can take care and help you. So you will not be alone. You will choice the best way. (Laws concerning social protection of maternity and voluntary interruption of pregnancy) 2

3 YOU CAN ADDRESS TO... A social assistant or a psychologist of the ASL Family Consulting Rooms are able to help you on managing that difficult moment, where you don t see any alternatives but that of pregnancy interruption. You can phone at ASL di Vallecamonica-Sebino Family Consulting Rooms, that open from Monday to Friday, from 9.00a.m. to 16.30p.m., in order to fixing an interview. The interview purpose is to speak about your problems and give you an aid, by respecting your wishes. If you are a foreigner and you are in trouble with speaking and understanding Italian language you can demand the presence of a Cultural and Linguistic Mediator. ASL di Vallecamonica-Sebino Family Consulting Rooms Breno - via Nissolina, 2 - Tel Darfo Boario Terme - via Barbolini, 2 - Tel Edolo - p.zza Donatori di Sangue, 1 - Tel You can also phone, during any moment of the day, at following numbers and speak with Social Volunteers able to listen to you: Association S.O.S. VITA always available and free Association Centro Aiuto alla Vita (CAV) of Pisogne phone: or mobile phone:

4 MAYBE YOU DON T KNOW THAT... If you are raped, menaced, uncertain or you are feared by anyone, you are welcomed during pregnancy and after baby born, in a safe home, away from troubles and risks. If you are menaced at work, you have any difficulties, or risk to be dismissed because you are pregnant, You are not alone, you can demand help. ALSO IF YOU ARE A FOREIGNER, CLANDESTINE OR WITHOUT RESIDENCE You have right to be protected by Law You can phone at ASL di Vallecamonica-Sebino Family Consulting Rooms or at following numbers: Association Antiviolenza donna : 1522, always available and free. Association Telefono azzurro and Telefono rosa Brescia: Association S.O.S. VITA : always available and free. Lodging Community Casa Giona Breno: Association Anch io Caritas Darfo: Association Centro Migranti Onlus Diocesi of Brescia:

5 IF YOU DECIDE TO COMPLETE PREGNANCY You should know that Sanitary and Social Public Offices aid maternity through several forms of protection and help, that are the followings: WORK: if you are a subordinate worker, full time or part time, you have right: -Don t be dismissed during pregnancy and until baby is one year old; -To be exempted from dangerous, tiring and unhealthy works, and from night work; -To obtain a five months paid leave and even interrupt before work if the Doctor certificates necessity; -To obtain paid permissions in order to sustain medical exams needed for a safe pregnancy. Maternity Protection is a right also for subordinate workers with coordinate and continuative collaboration contracts. You can address to: Social Services of the Municipality of residence, INPS (tel ) or Syndicates, seats CGIL (tel ), CISL (tel ), UIL (tel ) or seats ACLI (tel ). 5

6 HEALTH: during pregnancy you have right to free gynaecologic visits, pregnancy control exams and laboratory exams. You have right also to Paediatric Assistance for the baby. You can address to: ASL Family Consulting Rooms, Family Doctors, Paediatricians. Maternity protection is a right also for irregular foreign women who cannot be expelled if pregnant or babies mothers. These women can request a residence permit for health reasons available until baby is six months aged. You can address to: ASL Family Consulting Rooms, Social Services of the Municipality of Residence, Municipality Immigrants Bureau of Artogne, Bienno, Cedegolo, Darfo BT, Esine, Malegno, Pisogne. Police Office of Brescia (tel hours: 9-12) for the appointment in order to request the residence permit for pregnant women. 6

7 MATERIAL AND ECONOMIC AID: If you don t take advantage of these aids as worker woman and also if you are a foreigner with permit for a long period residence (Residence Card) or politic refugee without Residence Card, you can obtain the Maternity Allowance from the INPS or Municipality of residence. If you thought needing also material aid for you and your baby (rent expenses, kindergarten, nappies, prams etc.), you can address to: the Social Services of your Municipality of residence or to the Association Centro Aiuto alla Vita (Pisogne), Association Anch io of the Caritas Darfo, Lodging Community Casa Giona (Breno), the Pro Familia Institute (Breno). PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE: You can obtain social and psychological help whenever you have necessity by addressing to the ASL Family Consulting Rooms. OBSTETRICAL ASSISTANCE: the Pregnancy Bureau of the ASL Family Consulting Rooms, permit you to have an adequate assistance during your pregnancy, also with obstetrician home visits during the first period after childbirth, if you need aid and advices. All consultations and visits at the ASL di Vallecamonica-Sebino Family Consulting Rooms, are free during pregnancy. 7

8 IF YOU CAN T KEEP BABY WITH YOURSELF If you are in serious troubles, you believe don t succeed in, no fear, you are not alone. If you decide to complete pregnancy, Italian Law permit you to bear in a Public Hospital, in safe and privacy conditions, without denouncing your name. If you can t keep baby with yourself, you have right don t recognize him and let him in hospital. This is not an offence and it don t cause signalizing, also if you are clandestine. In this way you can guarantee to baby the right of growing in an adoptive family, that takes care of him with love and protection. These rights are free. But you must know that is a definitive choice, from which you can return. In any case it s always important to address to the ASL Family Consulting Rooms or Volunteers Associations, in order to obtain advices, helps, and punctual information on the current Laws. You can also phone at Service Madre Segreta for the Guardianship and Protection of pregnant women, at free number , always available and free. 8

9 IF YOU DECIDE TO INTERRUPT PREGNANCY If for your health, social, family or economic conditions, the prosecution of pregnancy, birth or maternity were dangerous for your physic and psychical health, Italian Laws give you the right to decide pregnancy interruption. How much time have you to decide? The Act n.194/78 permits you to interrupt pregnancy during the first 90 days (12 weeks); please remember there are steps, according to the Law, that are necessaries for protocol, so it s important to inform yourself as soon as possible. You can address to In order to obtain the Certificate for pregnancy interruption you can free address to the ASL Family Consulting Rooms, or to the Punto Donna in the Esine Hospital (tel ), on Monday and Friday from 9.00a.m. to 12.00p.m. and Wednesday from 14.00p.m. to 17.00p.m., or to every Doctor. Please remember you have to bring an identification document and the Regional Card of Services. 9

10 If you are a minor The Law allows you to stop an unwished pregnancy also if you are a minor, with parent s previous consent. In case of serious motivations that forbid parent s involvement, or they refuse to give consent or give it an opposite opinion, the Family Consulting Rooms Bureau of the ASL, within seven days from your request, will send at the charged Tutelary Judge a psyco-social report, with a personal advise. The Tutelary Judge, within five days, will establish a talk with you and according to your wish, reasons and the psyco-social report, can authorize you, with an unbreakable Act, to decide the voluntary interruption of pregnancy. If you are a foreigner The Law says that you can interrupt pregnancy also if you don t have the residence permit, nobody can signal you to the police or hold. Remember that you can address to the Family Consultation Rooms of the ASL or Public Hospitals in order to obtain the certification and demand the intervention also if you don t have the Regional Card of Services or the STP Code (Stranieri Temporaneamente Presenti Foreigners temporary presents). 10

11 Family Consulting Rooms of the ASL di Vallecamonica-Sebino Servizio di Segretariato Sociale (Social Services) Centro Aiuto alla Vita (CAV) (Life Help Centre) Breno - via Nissolina, 2 - Tel Darfo Boario Terme - via Barbolini, 2 Tel Edolo - p.zza Donatori di Sangue, 1 Tel At all Municipalities of the Valle Camonica Pisogne - via Isonni, 7 Tel Association Anch io at the Caritas Darfo BT - via Scura, 1 - Tel Lodging Community Casa Giona Breno - via Brodolini, 18 - Tel Institute Pro Familia Breno - via Guadalupe, 10 - Tel Associations Telefono azzurro Telefono rosa Brescia - via S. Zeno, Tel Association S.O.S. Vita All time active free calling - Tel Association Antiviolenza donna All time active free calling - Tel Association Madre Segreta All time active free calling - Tel Immigrants Bureau Patronato (Syndicates) At Municipalities of Artogne, Bienno, Cedegolo, Darfo BT, Esine, Malegno, Pisogne At seat CGIL ( ) CISL ( ) UIL ( ) or seat ACLI ( ) INPS Breno - p.zza Alpini, 5 - Tel Questura (Police Office) Brescia - via Botticelli, 2 - Tel

12 Sistema Socio-Sanitario For any information call: Secretariat Family Area Via Nissolina, 2 - Breno Tel fax Director: Dr.ssa Aure Parolini

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