Firstly, please come and see us if you are thinking of getting pregnant for the first time. We can offer a blood test for german measles (rubella) as well as preconception advice. It is good to take folic acid vitamin before conception and this is obtainable over the counter of your chemist.
If you are pregnant
If you think you are pregnant and have confirmed this with a urine test then make an appointment to see the doctor when you have missed your period for 2 weeks. Please note that the laboratory no longer do routine pregnancy testing. Fast reliable tests can be purchased at the chemist. Please come prepared with the date of the first day of your last period. Your doctor will be able to put you in touch with your community midwife who will complete your booking referral to either the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston or the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
Your midwife will do most of your antenatal care, referring to the GP if needed. Clinics are held at the practice but she will usually want to meet you in your home as well. She can tell you how to obtain parent craft and antenatal classes. The midwives offer home birth if appropriate with emergency GP back up.
If falling pregnant is not good news for you, we offer a sensitive discussion of your options.
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