What next?

As soon as you know you are pregnant, please self-refer to the maternity unit or get in touch with your GP to book your first appointment. This is called your ‘booking appointment’ where you will meet a midwife.

You will be offered a range of different tests from your first appointment, you can find more here: 

Screening tests for you and your baby - Important information about the screening choices you will have during and after your pregnancy (leaflet)

Ideally, you should be seen by a midwife by the time you are 10 weeks pregnant, or as early into your pregnancy as possible. You can make your first appointment quickly and easily. Many maternity units are able to accept self-referrals. You can find your local maternity unit here .

If you need help calculating your due date, you can use the pregnancy due date calendar here.

Consider where you want to have your baby: 

For more information about what to antenatal appointments to expect, visit the antenatal appointment schedule here.

What to expect in pregnancy