You will mainly be under the care of a midwifery team throughout your pregnancy. Most women should have a named midwife who will oversee your pregnancy care. You may also require the care of a Doctor if your pregnancy is deemed more complex or you have pre-existing health conditions. Your midwife will check your blood pressure, dip your urine and ask about your growing baby at each antenatal appointment. Your schedule of appointments will vary depending on your individual circumstances and this will be discussed with you with your midwife at the initial appointment. You will usually be seen routinely every weeks, depending on your pregnancy needs. See more about pregnancy appointments here.
Direct contact with the midwives can result in earlier access to health information and screening that can help the health and wellbeing of both mum and baby. This can help to reduce potential complications by making sure mums get the advice they need to give their babies the best start in life. An answer phone service is in place where you can leave your details. Once we have your details we aim to contact you within 2 working days, at busy times this may take us a little longer.
the early scan helps us to work out the date when your baby is due. We might suggest a different date from that indicated by your last period. This is because not.
The first is usually at around weeks and is sometimes called the dating scan because it can help to determine when the baby is due. The second scan usually takes place between 18 and 20 weeks and is called the anomaly scan because it checks for structural abnormalities in the baby. Your midwife may advise you that you need to have additional scans if you have a high BMI, a history of smaller babies or there are concerns over your pregnancy. Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb.
The scans are completely painless, have no known side effects on mother or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy. If you have any concerns about having a scan, talk to your midwife, GP or obstetrician.
Antenatal Appointments & Care
The scan may also show if you are expecting a baby girl or boy. The hospital will not offer you another scan if this is the case. The person performing the scan is called a sonographer.
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It is our intention to provide you with the best possible care and support before, during and after your pregnancy. We would like you to be fully informed on matters relating to your pregnancy and birth of your baby and fully involved when decisions are made about your care. The purpose of this section is to give some information on how and where your care will be provided. Antenatal care and schedule of visits.
The following schedule is a guide to the antenatal care appointments for women who are healthy and whose pregnancies remain uncomplicated. For women who are identified as requiring additional care, an individual schedule of visits will be arranged.
It is important that you see a Midwife as early as possible in your pregnancy. Women have their first and longest Antenatal appointment between 6 – 12 weeks of pregnancy with their Midwife. This is called a “booking” visit and involves questions about your health, any illnesses or previous pregnancies. This helps us to see if there may be any possible problems during your pregnancy and allows us to tailor your Antenatal care for your specific needs. At the start of your pregnancy, during your booking visit, your Midwife will make an assessment based on your previous and current medical and pregnancy history.
If you have not had any problems, then the Midwife will state that you are low risk and will be suitable for Midwifery-led care.
Dating scans (to include first trimester screening); Anatomy and Placental Localisation (A&P) scans booked between 18 – 20+6 weeks of.
Routine Antenatal Care and Schedule of Visits. She will also discuss your blood results. The main purpose of this scan is to check that there are no physical abnormalities. You will be offered more blood tests. You will be offered your first anti-D treatment if you are rhesus negative. Whooping cough vaccine will be discussed, this ideally should be given between now and 32 weeks pregnant, but may be given up to 38 weeks of pregnancy.
Your midwife will discuss the importance of talking to your baby and forming a relationship. She will review and discuss the results of screening tests undertaken at 28 weeks. She will give you information about preparing for labour and birth, including how to recognise active labour, ways of coping with pain in labour and she will discuss your birth plan with you. She will also discuss perineal massage.
– Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust. you will have your first ultrasound scan which is known as the dating scan.
At these appointments you will be given a range of information about your options during pregnancy. This information is to help you to make informed choices. The aim is to promote care, which is safe and personalised to you and your baby. At your first appointment with your midwife you will be given a copy of the following booklets and leaflets. One of the most important ones is your Maternity Care Record.
This contains important information, documentation and records of your pregnancy. Please look after this document carefully and take it with you every time you visit your Midwife, Doctor or any other antenatal appointment. Screening tests for you and your baby. Pain relief in labour.
Your pregnancy and antenatal care
Covid Information. For Coranavirus Information in different languages please click here. It is expected that the majority of women who are exposed to the Coronavirus will experience only mild or moderate flu like symptoms. New evidence suggests that individuals of black and minority ethnic BAME background may be at higher risk of developing complications of coronavirus.
This may apply to pregnant women. We therefore advise pregnant women of BAME background to seek help early if they are concerned they may have symptoms of coronavirus.
weeks: Dating Scan/Nuchal Translucency. 16 weeks: Your midwife will give you information about the ultrasound anomaly scan you will be offered at 20.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of the baby in the womb. The scans are painless, have no known side effects on mothers or babies, and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy. Talk to your midwife, GP or obstetrician about any concerns you have. For many women, ultrasound scans are the highlight of pregnancy. It’s very exciting to “see” your baby in the womb, often moving their hands and legs.
Having a scan in pregnancy is usually a happy event, but be aware that ultrasound scans may detect some serious health conditions, so try to be prepared for that information.