What do I do if I find out I'm Pregnant?

What to do next

If you are happy to continue with your pregnancy your first step should be to contact your midwife team. 

To book your first appointment with the midwifery team please click here to complete a form. An appointment will be sent to you in the post.

When to see a doctor

You do not need to have a pregnancy test at the surgery to confirm your pregnancy and you do not need to see a GP unless you have a pre-existing heath condition or you are on medication. The midwife team will arrange your care, scans and tests at your booking appointment.

Please DO contact the surgery if you have pain or bleeding in early pregnancy and we can arrange an assessment and referral to the Early Pregnancy Clinic at St. Michael's Hospital.

I do not want to continue this pregnancy

If you are unsure if you wish to continue with a pregnancy please contact Pregnancy Advisory Service directly on 0117 927 6362.

Vitamins in Pregnancy

The scheme for obtaining free vitamins has been updated, now called Healthy Start the scheme provides a weekly benefit on a pre-paid MasterCard to allow parents to buy Plain liquid cow’s milk, Fresh/frozen or tinned fruit and vegetables or pulses, Infant formula milk based on cow’s milk

The amount per week is variable dependant on the age of the child:

£4.25 each week of your pregnancy (from the 10th week of your pregnancy)

£8.50 each week for children from birth to 1 year old

£4.25 each week for children between 1 and 4 years old


This is available to all parents who are more than 10 weeks pregnant or who have children under 4 and are in receipt of state benefits (some exceptions apply), parents can self-refer and apply online or over the phone (0300 330 7010)