“I’ve just found out I’m pregnant, what’s the next step?”

In Pregnancy by Maria Birch

First of all, congratulations!

The first step is to contact your GP practice, tell them you’re pregnant and ask them to put you in touch with a local midwife.

The first appointment (also called ‘the booking appointment’) is usually scheduled for before you are 10 weeks pregnant. This is because you will be offered tests that must be carried out before 10 weeks.

If you are over 10 weeks pregnant and are yet to see a midwife or GP, contact your local GP practice as soon as possible.

You will still have this booking appointment regardless of how far along you are, but it’s important to chase it up.


This is an extract from the book, An Insider’s Guide To Ultrasound Scans For Pregnant Women.

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