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Your antenatal appointment schedule

​First contact with midwife or doctor
​Contact a GP or midwife as soon as possible after you find out that you're pregnant
​11 to 14 weeks: dating scan
​This is the ultrasound scan to estimate when your baby is due and offer screening
​16 weeks
​Your midwife or doctor will give you information about the ultrasound scan you'll be offered at 18 to 20 weeks
​18 to 20 weeks
​You'll be offered an ultrasound scan to check the physical development of your baby (20 week scan)
​25 weeks
​You'll have an appointment at 25 weeks if this is your first baby or women receiving increased surveillance
​28 weeks
​Your midwife or doctor should: 
  • measure the size of your uterus
  • measure your blood pressure and test your urine for protein
  • offer more screening tests
  • consider an iron supplement if you're anaemic
​31 weeks
​You'll have an appointment at 31 weeks if this is your first baby or women receiving increased surveillance
​34 weeks
​Your midwife or doctor should give you information about preparing for labour and birth
​36 weeks
​Your midwife or doctor should give you more information about caring for your newborn
​38 weeks
​Your midwife or doctor will discuss the options and choices about what happens if your pregnancy lasts longer than 41 weeks and 5 days
​40 weeks
​You'll have an appointment at 40 weeks if this is your first baby or women receiving increased surveillance
​41 weeks
​Your midwife or doctor should: 
  • measure the size of your uterus
  • measure your blood pressure and test your urine for protein
  • offer a membrane sweep
  • discuss the options and choices for induction of labour
​42 weeks
​If you have not had your baby by 42 weeks and have chosen not to have an induction, you should be offered increased monitoring of the baby

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