It’s midwife month on TalkMum, and we’re looking at the men and women who deliver your babies, and the care you can expect to receive from them when you’re expecting.
Next up in our ‘Ask our midwife’ feature – with Pregnacare in-house midwife Summaya – is her guide to the amount of appointments and type of care you can expect to receive during pregnancy (you can also read her first post about a healthy diet in pregnancy).
So over to Summaya…How often will I see a midwife during my pregnancy?
The schedule of care and frequency of appointments you receive will vary dependent upon whether you have had children before, have pre-existing medical or pregnancy conditions deeming you ‘high-risk’ or you are under the care from a specialist team.
What about first time mums vs second-time mums?
First time mothers-to-be have a few more appointments than women that have had babies before simply to provide them with the extra support they require.
Who will the appointments be with?
Not all of your antenatal appointments have to be held with your midwife, on some occasions you can see your GP instead. Below is the basic schedule of care guide, the ones marked as such are the extra appointments provided to first time mothers.
What about high-risk pregnancies?
We’ll come on to these later on in the month.
Are there any other appointments I can expect?
This list also does not include the scans required in the different stages of your pregnancy.
So what appointments can I expect during pregnancy, when and who with? Read more