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You’ve found out you’re pregnant, what’s next?

Finding out you’re pregnant can be an exciting and emotional time. You may feel excited, unsure or overwhelmed and you may have many questions such as;

  • What do I do now?
  • What kind of care do I need when I’m pregnant?
  • Where can I have my baby?
  • What tests and ultrasounds do I need to have?

First you will need to visit your GP to discuss your pregnancy, care and birthing options. Your doctor will arrange initial blood tests and provide recommendations and referrals for ultrasounds and other tests you may need. Regardless of your choice of antenatal care, your GP will continue to provide your general health care throughout your pregnancy.

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The following pages provide information, links and resources to help you through the important early stages of pregnancy;

Choosing Your Maternity Care 

Where to Have Your Baby

Choice, Consent and Decision Making

Birth Support

Medical Terms Used During Pregnancy 

Blood Tests and Ultrasounds

Immunisations During Pregnancy

Health and Wellbeing 

Complications in Early Pregnancy

Twins and Multiple Births 

Single Parents

Young Women 

Unplanned or Unwanted Pregnancy