When you find out you’re pregnant, you will need to book your first appointment with one of our midwives. This is called your booking appointment.

Register online

You need to register your first appointment with your midwife using our online booking form when you are approximately 6-8 weeks pregnant.

If you are more than 8 weeks pregnant or unsure of your dates, you need to register as soon as possible.

Once you have completed the online booking form, a midwife will contact you by 9 weeks of pregnancy to book your first appointment. This call may appear as an unknown number.

About your first appointment

Your first appointment is called your booking appointment; it should happen between 8-10 weeks pregnant, so we can have a detailed discussion about your personal and family history, and any relevance this has on your pregnancy. We will also help you create a pregnancy care plan, and discuss your options for screening tests.

Your midwife will ask you questions about you and your family’s health, so you should come prepared with any relevant information.

NHS.UK has more information on what to expect at your first midwife appointment.

You can find pregnancy health information and support on the Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles website.


If you don't recieve an appointment letter

If you have not received a letter with an appointment for your dating scan at 12 weeks by the time you are 11 weeks pregnant, please contact us via ghn-tr.cghobstetricus@nhs.net

Emails are checked a minimum of once daily and you should receive a follow up call or email within 3 working days.

Our maternity booking process

Maternity Booking Process

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