If you have had a positive pregnancy test and are happy to continue with the pregnancy:
- Contact the receptionist and notify the practice of your name, address and the date of your last menstrual period.
- Ring the midwife on 0117 9666160 as early as possible to arrange booking, discuss health in early pregnancy and plan the rest of the pregnancy.
If you have any concerns about your pregnancy or significant past health problems please make an appointment to discuss with a doctor.
The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.
Before you are pregnant
Your pregnancy and labour
You and your baby
General pregnancy topics
LIFE is a counselling and support service in Bristol for people facing a crisis pregnancy or dealing with difficult issues relating to pregnancy loss.
The Bristol Care Centre provides free counselling and support to women with issues relating to pregnancy. This includes crisis pregnancies, post abortion support, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and stillbirth. They also occasionally see men who have been affected by these issues. All counsellors are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their standards.
Details of the national helpline and the Bristol Care Centre are attached with answers to some frequently asked questions. The service is completely free and you can self refer.
Bristol Life Group Care Service