When you get pregnant you should make an appointment to see your doctor immediately. You'll be offered regular check-ups throughout your pregnancy. How often they are varies according to a number of issues such as whether this is your first baby and whether you have any particular health needs. However, you can always contact your midwife or doctor if you are concerned or would like to discuss something.
These check-ups will probably include:
During pregnancy, you will be offered a number of blood tests which provide information that helps you deliver a healthy baby. Don't be afraid to ask questions about the tests you are offered, what they will and will not tell you and what further decisions you may have to take depending on the results. Discuss any concerns you have with your midwife or doctor and feel free to take time to consider your options.
Tests may include:
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