At my surgery you can't self refer. Just make a non urgent gp appointment (so anything up to 2 weeks). They did BP, told me to take folic acid, not to drink or smoke and they did the referral and had my booking in appointment around week 10
It's very undramatic I'm afraid. You need to contact the gp to make a booking appointment with the midwife - but this doesn't usually happen til you're at least 7 or more weeks pregnant. So immediately, you don't need to do anything. I suppose you could call them to make the appointment but I'm guessing it would be a few weeks away. The only other thing to do is to take folic acid if you're not already, stop drinking, and stop eating any of the foods on the list of dodgy foods to eat when pregnant. Congratulations!
Ring your GP soonish but you don't need an appointment - they should be able to give you the number of the community midwife over the phone. The midwife will probably want a rough idea of dates in order to get your booking visit organised, but it won't be in any big hurry unless you're at least 8/9/10 weeks along already.
Thanks everyone. I've been on folic acid since September and not a big drinker anyway. A bit gutted I can't eat any stinky cheese as I'm off to Paris soon but hey ho I think I'll wait until next week for booking but then I think the appointment will be for early new year (supposedly I'm 3 weeks) so hopefully there's appointments then.
DH is keeping so level headed about it but before he left for work he said to the dog "You're going to be a big brother" made my heart melt a little. I bet he's terrified!
It's so weird; you're actively TTC, get pregnant aaaaaand then nothing until around 8 weeks with the mw call your docs & they'll let you know if you book direct with mw or have to see doctor. You'll get booked in around 8 weeks & that's when they'll book your 12 week scan. Congratulations!