After you've told your GP you're pregnant, if you are deemed low-risk (as I was), then you'll likely be told to make an appointment to meet your local Midwife.
Being based in Chorlton, my health centre has a weekly session where the midwives from Wythenshawe Hospital run a clinic. I booked in to see the midwife about a week after I met with my GP, when I was about 7 weeks pregnant. This appointment was just a chance to meet a reassuring face, who talked me through the next 7 months and the appointments I would have. It was also a chance to ask all of those questions that were buzzing around in my head at the time, like "can I exercise?", "what pains are normal?" and "when will we be able to have our 1st scan?". (more…)