YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

Your First Appointment

Your first appointment would ideally be around 9 to 10 weeks so that we can perform an ultrasound (don’t worry if your pregnancy is more advanced than that). Partners are welcome at any appointment.

The first appointment is the longest and there is plenty of time to ask any questions that you may have.

This is when we really start to get to know each other, so please feel free to voice your concerns and raise any issues you have about your pregnancy. We can soon establish an open and trustful relationship.

We pride ourselves on our ability to understand your expectations and give you the best experience possible for your specific circumstances, wants and needs. 

What To Expect

  • You will meet with an antenatal midwife and your obstetrician.
  • We will do a detailed medical/surgical/obstetric history in order to assess any risk factors.
  • We will take your blood pressure, weight and height measurements.
  • We will perform an ultrasound to ensure your pregnancy is progressing normally and confirm the due date. (You will even get pictures to take home!)
  • We discuss any concerns you have about your pregnancy and provide information about how to reduce risks.
  • We will discuss various screening tests available to you. All of these are optional. First trimester screening, genetic carrier screening, Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPT), the Generation or Harmony test, CVS, and Amniocentesis. It is our goal to ensure your journey to parenthood is supported in a safe, warm and understanding environment.

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