Scans, screening tests and check-ups
This first routine scan is carried out for the following reasons:. It is not diagnostic. We also like to arrange this for around 12 weeks, but it can be performed between 10 and 14 weeks.
Ultrasound scans. The community midwife will arrange an appointment for a scan at approximately 12 weeks. Another scan is offered at 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The arrangements put in place by North Bristol NHS Trust will help to prevent the spread of infection and protect our patients, staff and visitors. Please do not attend your antenatal clinic appointment. From today, 16 July, new extended visiting times for Maternity comes into effect. One designated birth partner may visit between 11am and 7pm on the following wards:. All visitors are reminded to wash their hands, use alcohol gel when entering and exiting and to wear PPE at all times.
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Skip to content. Skip to navigation. This appointment is a good opportunity for you to ask any questions and normally takes about an hour. Your GP should listen to your heart and lungs as part of your fitness assessment.
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.
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. Your midwife should give you more information about what happens if your pregnancy lasts longer than 41 weeks. Your midwife will discuss post dates aromatherapy.
Routine Antenatal Care and Schedule of Visits
Due to the COVID pandemic, we have made some changes to our services for the safety and care of our patients and staff. For more information, please see our maternity visiting restrictions. Meridian Team Midwives are based in the Maternity Unit.
It gives you the opportunity to see some visual evidence of your pregnancy and we consider the scan to be crucial for the following reasons: To accurately date.
We recognise that this will be an anxious time for all parents to be, and would like to reassure you that the maternity services are working hard to ensure that services continue to run as normally as possible. Unfortunately we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel all parent education classes in Lothian for the time being. We are extremely sorry for the disruption this will cause but hope that all parents and carers will recognise that this decision was taken to protect the health of all who would be in attendance.
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Ultrasound-Obstetric screening tests
As part of your antenatal care ultrasound scans will be offered to you at approximately 12 A full bladder is required for the dating scan and the week scan.
Unless this is required urgently, a letter will be sent to you in the post with the date and time of your scan. Please allow about an hour for this appointment, as after your scan a midwife will need to talk to you about other appointments you may require, blood test results and screening tests. Your anomaly scan also known as your 20 week scan.
At your 1st trimester scan, an appointment will be made for your anomaly scan. During this scan, the sonographer will have a detailed look at your baby. This is part of the fetal anomaly screening programme FASP. For more information about the anomaly screening programme click here. Please note this scan is not a sexing scan.
Criteria for these scans varies but includes having a previously small for dates baby, being a smoker or having a BMI above
Early pregnancy scan
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.
Please use the NHS Inform website for up to date guidance and advice on If you have a planned scan appointment in the coming days then please do not.
We provide a range of community services in Harrogate and the local area as well as across North Yorkshire and Leeds. At your initial booking appointment, you will be offered a range of important tests to screen for certain conditions that may affect your pregnancy. It is important for you to be aware that ultrasound scanning is a form of screening and is done to perform important checks on the health and development of your baby.
The combined test involves a blood test and a nuchal translucency NT ultrasound scan in the first trimester of pregnancy, normally at 12 weeks. For more information about screening, please speak to your community midwife or our screening co-ordinator on or Site Search Search. Community Services We provide a range of community services in Harrogate and the local area as well as across North Yorkshire and Leeds.
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It is very important that you read this information and any appointment letters carefully. Letters may contain specific instructions for you to follow before attending your appointment with us. If you or anyone in your household develops symptoms that might be related to coronavirus, please do not come into hospital unannounced. There are some important steps that you and your birth partner can take to protect yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus when travelling to and from your appointment and during your time in our hospitals:.