You can purchase pregnancy tests from many places, including pharmacies and supermarkets. It's best to wait until your period is late before you take a test to make sure you get an accurate result. However, there are more sensitive tests available that will give you an answer a little earlier.
If you get a positive test, it's time to think about the kind of care you might like to receive during your pregnancy and to contact the care provider you think will best suit your needs.
If you experience any bleeding, extreme morning sickness or need any early pregnancy support each trust has an Early Pregnancy Department, this is run by Gynaecology services and you can gain a referral to this service via your GP. Your GP can also provide advice about any concerns you may have. After the booking appointment with your named midwife you will be given the contact information for the maternity service where you have chosen to have your care.
This website is designed to guide you through the services offered across Humber, Coast and Vale, so you can choose where and how you would like to receive your care. If you contact your chosen provider early you will be offered a booking appointment and access to health services including screening advice.
If the test is negative, it's best to wait a few days before repeating the test. Please see your GP if your period doesn't start and your tests are still negative.