At this appointment you should be given information about taking folic acid supplements, food hygiene and aspects of your life that may affect your health or the health of your baby (such as smoking, recreational drug use and alcohol consumption). Dr Cate Bell, RM, RGN, DMid, MSc, PgCHSCE, is a practising midwife in Sussex and a hypnobirthing practitioner. During your later antenatal appointments, you should be given information about breastfeeding, how to prepare for labour and birth, your birth plan, how to know if you are in active labour, looking after yourself and your new baby, screening tests for newborn babies and being aware of signs of 'baby blues' and postnatal depression. ), is this normal or should I be seeing her by myself? © 2020 Everyday Health, Inc. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. Your midwife or doctor should explain to you in advance the reason for offering you a particular test. Join this group For full access & updates! (Video), I'm pregnant with triplets, what do I need to know? My edd is 13th April. If you're well, it’s really important you go to all your appointments and scans for the health of you and your baby. oldest • newest. (Video), What supplements do I need to take in pregnancy? Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we’ve linked to here. It doesnt show anything other than youre pregnant. Clinical guideline [CG62] Mine changed by 2 weeks. You can call us Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, Download Your antenatal booking appointment (PDF 102Kb). You should see a midwife or GP as soon as you find out you're pregnant. Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we understand that many of you will be worried about the situation and the impact it will have on your pregnancy and care. To give you the best experience, BabyCentre’s website and emails use cookies and similar tracking systems to personalise the content and ads we provide to you. If you have not already registered for Maternity Notes electronic access, please email your name, date of birth and mobile phone number to and we will set this up for you. You should be able to discuss your options with them and what you want to do. It’s making my pregnancy more real now. Learn more about what to expect by reading real women's midwife experiences in our friendly community. When we booked your first appointment for you we generated a security phrase which is your first initial and last name (all lowercase) immediately followed by your year of birth (Anna Smith born in 1988 would be asmith1988). (Video), What pregnancy symptoms are normal? BabyCentre may earn a commission from shopping links. It may vary slightly around the UK but the main essentials are the same. Hospitals and clinics are making sure it's safe for pregnant women to go to appointments. Fertility Network UK. (Video), What will happen at my first pregnancy scan? (Video), How to sleep like a baby when you're expecting one (Video), How to extend your clothes during pregnancy (Video), 5 pregnancy beauty dos and don’ts (Video). My first scan is on the 2nd of September, I feel is way too early.. i am still about to decide if i should have these vaccination or not. CLDxxx. (Video), How can I sleep more comfortably with my bump? Reply Like (2) Save post Report. The NHS website has more information about the tests you may be offered. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. This appointment will take around 1 hour. Your due date with midwife us based off lmp. Xx. To do this, they should measure the distance from the top of your womb to your pubic bone. 20 Replies. I am 7weeks 4 days and GP apparently has sent my details to the midwife a week ago but I've still not heard anything. Also midwives don't prescribe medication they only administer after a doctor has prescribed so this nah also be another factor as to why xx. Your first appointment should be as early in your pregnancy as possible. (Video), How can I help my pregnant partner? Create an account or log in to participate. Once registered, please go to the ‘pre-booking’ section and complete.