Thinking of getting pregnant or just found out that you’re pregnant?

Take a quick quiz to find out whether you’re ready for pregnancy:

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you can find it on the NHS website: 

As soon as you know you are pregnant, you can refer yourself to the maternity services provider of your choice - there is no need to visit your GP.

If you are pregnant and unsure where to have your baby or what choices are available to you, download our directory of services which gives information on all of the maternity service providers in Cheshire and Merseyside and their contact details:

You should receive your booking appointment before ten weeks and your journey will start with an initial discussion of care and place of birth. You can find out more information about what to expect from maternity services at each stage of your pregnancy:


Medicines and Pregnancy

If you're trying for a baby or are already pregnant, it's important to always:

  • check with your doctor, midwife or pharmacist before taking any prescribed medicines or medicines that you have bought
  • make sure your doctor, dentist or another healthcare professional knows you're pregnant before they prescribe anything or give you treatment
  • talk to your doctor immediately if you take regular medicine, ideally before you start trying for a baby or as soon as you find out you're pregnant.


You can find out information on medicines in pregnancy on the 'bumps' (best use of medicines in pregnancy) website:

There is also advice on what to do if you have already taken medicines during your pregnancy.

It's important to never stop taking a medicine that's been prescribed to keep you healthy without first checking with your doctor - stopping taking your medicine could be harmful to both you and your baby. 

To find out more about maternity services please visit