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

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

Calculate my due date

Some women's cycles are not exactly 28 days. If your cycle is shorter or longer than 28 days, please adjust the number above.

Your estimated due date is...

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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

NHS Birth Choices

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/where-can-i-give-birth/

Which? Birth Choices

https://www.which.co.uk/birth-choice

Safer Pregnancy

https://saferpregnancy.org.uk

Best Beginnings

https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk