How many weeks pregnant should you contact midwife?

How many weeks pregnant should you contact midwife?

10 weeks pregnant
Your first appointment with a midwife should happen before you’re 10 weeks pregnant. If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant and have not seen a GP or midwife, contact a GP or midwife as soon as possible. They’ll see you quickly and help you start your pregnancy (antenatal) care.

Will the midwife check for a heartbeat on the first visit?

You’ll probably hear your baby’s heartbeat for the first time during your dating scan, which is your first routine antenatal scan. This usually happens when you’re between 10 weeks and 14 weeks of pregnancy .

What do midwives ask at booking appointment?

You’ll be asked about your health and medical history, your family’s health, any medical conditions you have and your lifestyle. You will also be asked about any other pregnancies you’ve had. Some questions may not seem relevant but there’s always a good reason for them.

When will midwife check my cervix UK?

Mid pregnancy

Week What happens
16 weeks Follow up with midwife to check scans and blood tests and glucose tolerance test if needed
18-20 weeks Detailed scan (Anomaly)
25 weeks Routine antenatal check*

What happens at a midwife appointment when pregnant?

Where the appointment happens depends on the pregnancy services in your area. The appointment usually takes around an hour. Your midwife will ask some questions to help find out what care you need. The first appointment is a chance to tell your midwife if you need help or are worried about anything that might affect your pregnancy.

When should I book my first midwife appointment when pregnant?

As soon as you find out you are pregnant, contact a GP or midwife and they will help you book your first appointment. Your first midwife appointment (also called the booking appointment) should happen before you’re 10 weeks pregnant. This is because you’ll be offered some tests that should be done before 10 weeks.

What tests will my midwife do during pregnancy?

Your midwife will carry out some checks and tests, some of which will be done throughout your pregnancy, such as urine tests and blood pressure checks. The results may affect your choices later in pregnancy, so it’s important not to miss them.

What should I tell my midwife or doctor about my past pregnancies?

It’s important to tell your midwife or doctor if: there were any complications or infections in a previous pregnancy or delivery, such as pre-eclampsia or premature birth you’re being treated for a long-term condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure