It is important to be well-informed about your pregnancy, baby and what you can expect over the next nine months. Your Midwife is there to support you during this time, and you will hopefully develop a close, open and honest relationship. The following list suggests questions you might want to ask your midwife at your various antenatal appointments.

Pregnancy

  •  •  How often will I need to see you during my pregnancy?
  •  •  Will I be cared for purely by a Midwife during my pregnancy?
  •  •  What ultrasound scans can I expect to have during my pregnancy?
  •  •  What blood tests do I need to have during my pregnancy?
  •  •  Will I be offered any additional testing?
  •  •  Do I need to make any lifestyle changes while I am pregnant?
  •  •  Do I need to take any vitamins/supplements?
  •  •  Can I continue taking my current medications?
  •  •  Can I drink alcohol while I am pregnant?
  •  •  What exercise do you recommend during pregnancy?
  •  •  Are there any foods I should avoid?
  •  •  Do you offer antenatal classes?
  •  •  Is there a breastfeeding class available?
  •  •  Should I write a birth plan?
  •  •  When should I stop working?
  •  •  Is it safe for me to travel overseas during pregnancy?