My Pregnancy

Finding out you are pregnant can be exciting, scary or a surprise. Every pregnancy is different and unique to you. This section outlines what happens and things to think about when you’re first pregnant. Explore the information at your own pace, find out how to stay healthy, how your baby will grow and what to expect as you progress through the trimesters.

Self-refer to Maternity

Tell us you are pregnant

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Self-refer to Physiotherapy

This form has been designed so you can access the most appropriate support.

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Sussex WEPP

Wellbeing and Exercise in Pregnancy Programme, created by pelvic health physiotherapists to provide easy access to safe and effective exercise resources.

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My Choices for Pregnancy Birth and Beyond

Create your own personalised care and support plan, a place to record thoughts and choices throughout your pregnancy

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Common Symptoms in Pregnancy

Find out about common symptoms in pregnancy and what to do about them

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Finding Out You're Pregnant

What happens and things to think about when you're first pregnant

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Pregnancy Week-by-week

Find out what to expect from every week of your pregnancy

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Health Things You Should Know in Pregnancy

There are things you can do, and things you can avoid, to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible in pregnancy

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Keeping well in pregnancy

How to look after yourself and your baby while you're pregnant.

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Pregnancy and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you're pregnant, you may be unsure how coronavirus (COVID-19) could affect you, your baby and your pregnancy care

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Your Antenatal Care

Antenatal care is the care you get from health professionals during your pregnancy. It's sometimes called pregnancy care or maternity care, find out how you will be looked after

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Screening Tests in Pregnancy

Find out about screening tests in pregnancy. These include ultrasound scans and blood tests to try to find any health conditions that could affect you or your baby

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Pregnancy Complications

Read about pregnancy complications and when you should get help

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Ultrasound Scans in Pregnancy

Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb, find out more about what happens at a scan, how long the scan will take, and lots more

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Support

Advice for things you might need support with during pregnancy

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Maternity and Paternity Benefits and Leave

Find out about benefits you're entitled to when you have a baby, including maternity and paternity leave and pay

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Emergency Numbers

For life-threatening emergencies call 999 for an ambulance.

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Mental health in pregnancy

Being pregnant is a big life event and it is natural to feel a lot of different emotions.

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Tell Us You’re Pregnant

There are six NHS organisations in Sussex providing maternity care, you can register yourself directly using our self-referral page.

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