I’m pregnant - what should I do now?

Pregnant? Tell your midwife.

Your midwife will ensure that you get the best possible care — tailored to your individual needs.

You should make an appointment with a midwife as soon as possible after finding out that you’re pregnant, even if you're a mum already. Getting in early means your midwife can help plan the best care for you and your baby.

Contacting a midwife early in your pregnancy also lets you benefit from the full range of pregnancy screening tests available to you.

If you are uncertain about whether you want to continue with the pregnancy, you should make an appointment to visit your GP or sexual health clinic, who will be able to provide the information and support you require to make a decision.

Find a midwife near you

Finding a midwife to help you through your pregnancy is easy. In most Health Board areas you can make your first midwife appointment by asking your GP receptionist.

If you live in any of the Health Board areas below, you can make your first midwife appointment the following way:

  • Forth Valley - call 01324 567 146 Mon-Fri 8.30-12.00
  • Greater Glasgow and Clyde - call 0141 232 4005
  • Lothian - call 0131 536 2009
  • Orkney - call 01856 888 238
  • Shetland - call 01595 743 012
  • Tayside* - ask your GP receptionist
  • Tayside** - call your local maternity unit

* DD1, DD2, DD3, DD4, DD5, PH1, PH2, PH3, PH4, PH5, PH6, PH7, PH8, PH9, PH10, PH11, PH12, PH13
** DD7, DD8, DD9,DD10, DD11, KY13

Last Updated: 21 January 2016
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