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Whitby Community Midwives

Found out your pregnant?

If you have just found out that you are pregnant, you do not need to see a GP to be referred to a midwife. You can self-refer by contacting Whitby Community midwives on 07957663019 or email

It’s important to see a midwife as early as possible to get the pregnancy (antenatal) care and information you need to have a healthy pregnancy.

Your pregnancy can be treated confidentially, even if you are under 16. A midwife can tell you about your choices for pregnancy (antenatal) care in your local area. Being pregnant may affect the treatment of any current illness or conditions you have or later develop.

Knowing you’re pregnant

When you find out you’re pregnant, you may feel happy and excited, or shocked, confused and upset. Everybody is different.

Some of this may be caused by changes in your hormone levels, which can make you feel more emotional.

If you are feeling anxious or worried it will help to talk to someone, read about mental health in pregnancy.


Partners may also have mixed feelings when they find out you are pregnant.

They may find it hard to talk about their feelings because they do not want to upset you.

Both of you should encourage each other to talk about your feelings and any worries or concerns.

However you’re feeling, contact a midwife so you can start getting antenatal (pregnancy) care. This is the care that you’ll receive leading up to the birth of your baby.

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