Congratulations on your pregnancy
Now you have a positive pregnancy test you may want to think about booking with a maternity care provider. The sooner you do this the more choices are available to you. The start of your pregnancy is an amazing time where your baby makes important growth and development.
While using this app you might want to think about;
- What are my options?
- How do I get support to help me make a decision that is right for me?
- What are the pros and cons?
How to book
You can contact your family doctor, (your G.P. ) in the first instance and make an appointment to see the midwife. If you experience any problems contacting a midwife you can contact your chosen maternity unit for information.
- Antenatal Care in the Community
- Antenatal Ward
- Birthing Pools
- Birth Rooms
- Consultant Care
- Home Birth Option
- Midwife Led Care
- Neonatal Care
- Postnatal Care in the Community
- Postnatal Ward
Public Health Support
Support Services: You can ask your midwife or G.P for advice and support with:
- Stopping Smoking
- Emotional Support
- Stopping Drinking
- Eating Healthily
- Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
- Whooping Cough Vaccine
Place of birth: Your maternity care provider will recommend a care pathway. This will be based on your medical history and current wellbeing of you and your baby.
Think about the questions you would like to ask the midwife, obstetrician or G.P. through your pregnancy.
There are different types of birthing choices available:
- Home Birth
- Stand-alone / Free-standing Midwifery Led Unit MLU
- Alongside / Co-located Midwifery Led Unit MLU
- Consultant Led Unit
- Independent Midwifery
What is my Due Date?
Calculate my due date
Your estimated due date is...
CQC Birth Choices
The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. http://www.cqc.org.uk/help-advice/your-stories/making-your-birth-plan