I’m pregnant...what next?

If you are pregnant, your antenatal (pregnancy) care should start as soon as possible to ensure you and your baby are well and have the checks and care you need.

Your first step is to tell us that you are pregnant. You can tell us by completing this self-referral form:

Badger Notes – Self-refer your pregnancy to Somerset.

The self-referral form will ask you questions that are important to ensure you receive the right care at the right time.

Once the referral has been received you will get information about:

  • What happens next and contact details for your maternity team
  • How to access Badgernotes (an app for you to see your pregnancy notes, appointments, and useful information)
  • A pre-booking form to complete before your first appointment
  • Information about stopping smoking services
  • We will post a ‘My Maternity Journey’ (LINK) personalised care and support plan to your home address. This has important information about your care, appointments and your choices.
You can self-refer without seeing your GP doctor unless you have any existing medical conditions (like diabetes or heart disease) or if are taking regular prescribed medication. Do not stop taking any medication with talking to your doctor first.

If you need more information, you can look at the NHS Choices or British Pregnancy Advisory Service websites.

BadgerNotes App Tour