Antenatal health



        Antenatal health and care-An introduction to the services offered and advice you need .


Antenatal care is the help you receive from health professionals during the course of your pregnancy.It is important that you take good care of your own health and that of your unborn baby during pregnancy and making the most of the antenatal care available to you is a big part of that .

As soon as you find out that you are pregnant you should get in touch with you GP or midwife to get information on the services and support that are available and to organize antenatal care .

This will include :

  • antenatal appointments-regular health appointments with your midwife or doctor to check your health and the development of your baby .
  • antenatal screening-tests that assess whether your unborn baby is at risk of certain condition and abnormalities .
  • antenatal classes and workshop that prepare you and your partner for the birth of your baby .
Antenatal appointments are check-ups to assess the health of you and your baby .They give the opportunity for you to find out more about the care on offer, and also to discuss any issues and questions you have .