Once you have discovered that you are pregnant, you will be asked to make an appointment with the midwifery team when you are between 8 and 10 weeks pregnant. These appointments are run by midwives from the Royal United Hospital on a Tuesday and Friday. Please allow approximately one hour for these appointments. Please telephone 01225 825973 (Monday 10:00 – 15.00, Tuesday 14:00 – 19:00, Wednesday to Friday 10:00 – 15:00) to make the appointment. You will also need your NHS number when you telephone.

The midwife will discuss care during your pregnancy, antenatal classes and your chosen place of delivery. You will then receive your own notes. The midwife will also arrange your ultrasound scan.

At each visit to the midwife your blood pressure, urine and growth of your baby will be checked.