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Did you know that your first midwife appointment (also known as your booking appointment) should happen before 10 weeks? It's important to see a midwife as early as possible to get the antenatal (pregnancy) care and information you need to have a healthy pregnancy.
Every pregnancy is different and not everyone will notice all of these symptoms.
Your First Midwife Appointment
You can self-refer to maternity services by following the link below.
A negative result is less reliable. If you get a negative result and still think you may be pregnant, wait a week and try again.
If you’re pregnant, use the pregnancy due date calculator to work out when your baby’s due.
It is important you do not stop taking any medicines until you have spoken to your specialist.
You should also refer yourself to maternity services so that a dating scan and midwife booking appointment can be arranged for you.
It is important to tell your midwife about any existing health conditions and medications when asked early in pregnancy at your booking appointment.
Screening tests are used to find people at higher chance of a health problem.
This means they can get earlier, potentially more effective treatment, or make informed decisions about their health.
Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb. The scans are painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy. Talk to your midwife, GP or obstetrician about any concerns you have.
Issue 6: Book Before Ten Weeks
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