Dr Blair and his team will see you approximately twice in the first 20 weeks of your pregnancy, and then more often as you get closer to delivery time, usually weekly in the last month.
At these appointments we monitor you and your baby’s (or babies’) health and progress by checking your blood pressure and weight, general health and wellbeing, and discuss any concerns or queries you may have. We will also continue to address your birth plan if you have one in mind.
We also discuss dietary considerations which are very important in order to avoid listeria and to ensure healthy iron and calcium levels are maintained.
Some milestones during your Antenatal Care include:
- A second ultrasound at 19 weeks to check your baby’s progress (and we can confirm the baby’s sex if you want to know by arranging a high resolution ultrasound)
- A urine specimen jar will be given to you at 20 weeks so that you can bring a sample of your urine to every subsequent appointment with your Obstetrician. This is to test for sugar and protein levels and for any signs of urinary infection
- At 28 weeks we also conduct a blood test for diabetes
- At 32 weeks a vaginal swab will be taken to detect the presence of Group B Streptococcus.
- At 34 weeks (getting closer!) you will have another ultrasound to assess your baby’s progress (this is separately billed)