Pregnancy Planning

If you have a positive pregnancy test, you can now make your own online self-referral for your maternity care, without needing to see a doctor or nurse at the practice. Please see link below:

Your NHS pregnancy journey

  • Please see the following websites for help
  • If you have a positive pregnancy test, please call reception on 0121 455 0542 and book to a telephone call with the GP who will refer you to a local hospital and to the community midwife
  • The hospital will write to you to invite you to attend the antental clinic at around 12 weeks for your first dating scan, blood tests and history taking
  • The community midwife will arrange to see you around 16 weeks  here at Karis Medical Centre appointment on Mondays or Tuesdays
  • Important vaccinations for whooping cough and for the influenza (flu), to help protect you and your baby, are available from 16 weeks, please call reception on 0121 455 0542 and book to see the practice nurse
  • The hospital will arrange your mid-trimester scan around 20 weeks
  • Further appointments will be arranged between the hospital and community midwife up to the birth of your baby

Useful contact information

Community Midwife

  • 0121 426 2743 (call 9-10 am or 4-5 pm Mon to Fri, if voicemail, please leave your name and number)

Birmingham Women’s Hospital

City Hospital

 Health Visitors: 0121 551 9020

More information

The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.   

Before you are pregnant

Your pregnancy and labour

You and your baby

General pregnancy topics