I've just found out I'm about five weeks pregnant for the first time - yay! So, I visited a GP yesterday who referred me to a NHS hospital for my first booking appointment with a midwife. Unfortunately, I think the referral can take time and I'll be travelling internationally while I'm 6.5 to 10 weeks pregnant.
I've contacted a private doctor (consultation is £190 + tests) and he has requested that I get a private Beta HCG test and progesterone test at The Doctors Laboratory - does anyone know how much this might cost?
Because I'm totally clueless and the GP was not entirely helpful, I'm concerned about not having the information I might need before I travel. The GP said I shouldn't be travelling in the first 12-16 weeks and I should avoid some exercise. Does that mean I can't ski? Should I be on a plane for 11 hours? Etc.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks