The midwife will also discuss with you the type of care available to you, which is dependent on a number of risk factors.
For women who are likely to have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you will be able to choose whether you would like your care to be only with the GP, only through the midwife or a combination of both (Midwifery Led Care).
Most women in early pregnancy experience no problems, but not all.
This early pregnancy dating scan (ante-natal scan) is useful for those who: Are experiencing pain or bleeding in the pregnancy Had a previous miscarriages Had a previous ectopic pregnancy Are unsure of date of last menstrual period And for those who need reassurance prior to their NHS scan, now usually performed after 12 weeks.
At your first pregnancy appointment, which is also known as your ‘booking’ appointment, the midwife will ask you about your obstetric, medical and social history.It is reassuring to know everything is as it should be.Early in pregnancy there maybe few signs to suggest that you are pregnant.Screening for Down’s Syndrome is offered to all pregnant women of all ages.Since November 2010, the Rosie hospital has offered all women screening for Down’s syndrome at their first routine scan.