Pregnancy is a Time of Excitement and Change
We want you to enjoy your pregnancy and feel prepared to become a parent.
There a huge number of pregnancy resources available to you, both on the internet and in books and magazines. Along with things you hear from friends, family and TV you will probably experience information overload!
- Read our Maternity Services brochure
One very useful website that we recommend you access are on the NHS pregnancy pages: www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/.
It contains all you need to know to have a healthy and happy pregnancy, and will help you to get the care that is right for you. Every pregnancy is different therefore it is important that you become involved in the decisions that affect you and your baby. This website will provide you with a pregnancy planning toolkit.
- Visit the NHS website
The majority of women who are fit and healthy before they become pregnant will continue to be so in their pregnancies. These pregnancies are sometimes described as ‘uncomplicated’ and will be cared for by midwives.
Midwives are specialists who are trained to give total care, advice and support to mothers and babies from the time of a positive pregnancy test, through birth, to the time the newborn baby is one month old. Midwives can also arrange for any tests they feel are necessary to monitor the well being of your pregnancy, for example blood tests, and ultrasound scans.