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Antenatal care

Antenatal care is the care you get from health professionals during your pregnancy. It's sometimes called pregnancy care or maternity care. You'll be offered appointments with a midwife, or sometimes a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician).
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Before you get pregnant

There are things you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy.

Your pregnancy week by week

The NHS website has a complete guide to what happens in pregnancy week-by-week.

Carbon monoxide testing in pregnancy

You may be offered a screening test to assess your levels of carbon monoxide exposure, or you can ask the midwife at any antenatal appointment to test you. Carbon monoxide testing when you are pregnant could highlight a household problem and prevent further exposure. If your midwife doesn't offer you a test, then ask them for one.