As soon as you know you are pregnant, please get in touch with your local maternity unit to book your first appointment. This is called your ‘booking appointment’, and you will meet a midwife for the first time.
Ideally you should be seen by a midwife by the time you are 10 weeks pregnant, or as early into your pregnancy as possible.
You can make your first appointment quickly and easily by self-referring directly to your local maternity unit or visiting your GP.
Consider where to have your baby
You can give birth at home, in a unit run by midwives (a midwifery unit or birth centre) or in hospital.
Useful tips and advice
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Where can I give birth in London?
You can give birth at home, in a unit run by midwives (a midwifery unit or birth centre) or in a hospital ward.
Your antenatal appointments
All you need to know about antenatal appointments here