What to do when I find out I’m pregnant

When you first find out you’re pregnant, there are 2 things for you to do:

  1. Book your first appointment as early as possible (before 10 weeks)
  2. Stay healthy during pregnancy

Book your first appointment (booking appointment)

There are a few ways you can do this:

Complete our self referral form

Fill in our online self referral form. A member of our team will contact you to book your first appointment.

Call your community midwife

Aylesbury community midwives
01296 316120

Wycombe community midwives
01494 425172

Tell your GP

Your GP will then refer you to us.

If you live outside Buckinghamshire

If you want to have your baby with us, call our antenatal clinic team on 01296 316227 to arrange an appointment.

Staying healthy during pregnancy

There’s lots of things you can do to stay healthy during pregnancy:

Have a healthy diet

Know which foods to avoid during pregnancy

Manage common pregnancy health conditions

Stop smoking

Avoid alcohol 

Have the flu jab

Find out what to expect from each week of your pregnancy

The most common complication of pregnancy and birth is related to mental health.

If you or your partner struggle with mixed emotions, you’re not alone.You may experience sadness, exhaustion and irritability or a lack of interest in things you usually enjoy.

These symptoms sometimes go away with time to rest, sleep and spending time with family and friends. You may need additional support and treatment.

Find out more about our perinatal mental health clinics and how they can help you.