For people with HIV, or who have a partner with HIV, it's a good idea to contact your healthcare provider for advice before you become pregnant. It's important to tell your doctor, midwife or lead maternity carer (LMC) about your HIV status as early as you can.
Telling your healthcare team is important because:
- you can talk about any concerns you may have
- it ensures you and your baby receive the best treatment throughout pregnancy and after your baby is born
- if your medical team knows about your HIV status, they can minimise the risk of accidental transmission during any medical procedures.