From the moment the egg and sperm meet, your baby is beginning to grow.
They will then book you in for your booking appointment with your midwife which is usually around 10 weeks. Check out our newly pregnant page to find out what to expect during your first brush with maternity services.
Once you know you are pregnant, if you are a smoker you will probably be keen to ditch the cigarettes to protect your growing baby (not to mention your own health).
If a possible complication in early pregnancy is suspected, your health care provider will use a combination of blood tests and ultrasound tests to make a clear diagnosis.
A blood test can be used to monitor h CG levels and progesterone levels.
If you have taken a positive pregnancy test, you will need to follow it up with a visit to your GP as early as possible to get your booking appointment made with the midwife.