Pregnancy

If you think you might be pregnant, it is recommended that you see your GP to confirm a pregnancy and to arrange some antenatal blood tests and an ultrasound, then a referral to see your Obstetrician.

At Nurture Women’s Care, we would like to see you in your first Obstetric visit around 8-10 weeks gestation.

Your Obstetrician will obtain a detailed medical history from you and perform a general examination. Your first consultation with the Obstetrician will be an excellent opportunity to meet and get to know each other and to discuss any of your concerns.

What to bring for your first antenatal appointment?

  • Referral from GP
  • Any antenatal blood test or ultrasound results
  • A list of medication that you are taking
  • Questions that you would like to ask your Obstetrician

During your pregnancy, we will ask you to come in for antenatal check-up at specific times at each trimester.

In case of having a high risk pregnancy, you will have an antenatal appointment schedule individually tailored to your unique needs.

First Trimester

  • Calculate and agreed on the Expected Date of Delivery (EDD)

  • Review antenatal blood test results and ultrasound results

  • Screen for diabetes for women who meet the screening criteria

  • Discuss flu vaccination

  • Discuss Non-invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) or combined first trimester screening

  • Screen for perinatal mental health

  • Routine antenatal visit every 4 weeks until 28 weeks

Second Trimester

  • Morphology ultrasound between 18 and 20 weeks

  • Discuss and recommend Whooping cough vaccination

  • Screening for gestational diabetes between 24 to 28 weeks

  • Screen for anaemia

  • Routine antenatal visit every 4 weeks until 28 weeks then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks

  • Ensure baby is growing healthily

Third Trimester

  • Routine antenatal visit once a week from 36 weeks until baby is born

  • Screen for anaemia

  • Undertake Group B streptococcus (GBS) screening

  • Discuss birthing plan

  • Ensure baby is growing healthily

Post-natal

  • 6-8 weeks after childbirth for a post-natal visit

First Trimester

First Trimester

  • Calculate and agreed on the Expected Date of Delivery (EDD)

  • Review antenatal blood test results and ultrasound results

  • Screen for diabetes for women who meet the screening criteria

  • Discuss flu vaccination

  • Discuss Non-invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) or combined first trimester screening

  • Screen for perinatal mental health

  • Routine antenatal visit every 4 weeks until 28 weeks

Second Trimester

Second Trimester

  • Morphology ultrasound between 18 and 20 weeks

  • Discuss and recommend Whooping cough vaccination

  • Screening for gestational diabetes between 24 to 28 weeks

  • Screen for anaemia

  • Routine antenatal visit every 4 weeks until 28 weeks then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks

  • Ensure baby is growing healthily

Third Trimester

Third Trimester

  • Routine antenatal visit once a week from 36 weeks until baby is born

  • Screen for anaemia

  • Undertake Group B streptococcus (GBS) screening

  • Discuss birthing plan

  • Ensure baby is growing healthily

Post-natal

Post-natal

  • 6-8 weeks after childbirth for a post-natal visit

For the highest level of support & care throughout your pregnancy