We introduce the crack team of medial professionals who’ll help make your pregnancy journey as smooth as possible, all the way from bump to birth
“The first thing to do after getting your positive pregnancy test is to see your GP,” says Dr Michael Apple, GP and author of Dr Apple’s Symptoms Encyclopaedia.“Your GP will confirm your pregnancy with a urine test and estimate your due date,” he adds.
“He or she will check your previous medical history, blood pressure and may also feel your abdomen if he or she thinks you’re further along in your pregnancy than you realise,” explains Dr Michael.You’ll also be given general health advice, as well as what care you can expect during your pregnancy. “This is when you’ll be registered for your first booking-in appointment with your midwife too,” adds Dr Michael.
“If you’ve got any worries from a previous pregnancy or miscarriage, now is the time to talk about it,” says Dr Michael. “I was worried about the risk of Down’s syndrome as I’m an older mum. I talked to my doctor who explained the options and arranged the tests,” says Sarah Lewis, 38, from Taunton, 7 months pregnant.
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