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Pregnancy can feel overwhelming at times. But there are lots of resources out there to help you through the first steps.
A Positive pregnancy test? Congratulations!
You may be wondering what to do next. There is no need for you to contact us here at the surgery. But instead please make contact with the Midwife Team on 01803 547207.
They will have a telephone appointment with you where the 12 week scan can be arranged.
Then during your 12 week scan appointment at Torbay Hospital, you will be provided with all your necessary paperwork.
Healthy tips and advice for pregnant women, new mums, dads-to-be, friends & family
Am I pregnant? What should I be eating? Is it normal to be this tired? Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here. There are more than 200 easy-to-read pages, detailed week-by-week guides and lots of expert videos, parents' tips and interactive tools to explore.
Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium for healthy bones and teeth. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day.
Every woman considering pregnancy, and up to the 12th week of pregnancy is advised to take a Folic Acid supplement, or pregnancy specific vitamin supplement providing 400μg every day (5mg if your BMI is over 30) and eat a diet rich in Folic Acid from foods naturally containing the vitamin
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NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.