- All women are offered an opportunity to book a first appointment with a midwife, who will help them plan their pregnancy care. Women should arrange an appointment with a midwife as early as possible after learning of the pregnancy.
- In NHS Forth Valley women have the opportunity to self refer directly to maternity services when they have a positive pregnancy test.
- You should make an appointment to see your Midwife or GP before you are 10 weeks pregnant. To see your midwife, you should phone Forth Valley Royal Hospital Maternity Unit, Monday-Friday 8.30-12.00 – 12.30 – 2.30 on 01324 567146 and ask for a booking appointment with the midwife. Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be asked these questions during the call.
All women still have the option of seeing their GP as first point of contact in pregnancy should they wish to do so.
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