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).
You should start your antenatal care as soon as possible once you know you’re pregnant.
In London you can choose where you have your antenatal care, this will probably be your local hospital. You can self-refer directly, or if you prefer you can ask your GP.
If you already know the hospital you want your care from, you’ll find information on their website about how to self-refer. Otherwise, you can visit the My Health London website and search for hospitals in your chosen area of London.