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.
- 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?
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- Can I have a home birth?
- Can I have a water birth?
- Who will deliver my baby?
- How will I know when to go to the hospital?
- How will my baby be monitored during labour?
- How long will I stay in hospital?
- How many people can be in the delivery room?
- What should I take into the hospital with me?
- What happens if I don’t go into labour?
- What happens if things don’t go to plan during a homebirth?
- What methods of pain relief are available?
- What happens if there are complications during labour?
- What happens during a caesarean section?
- When might an episiotomy be used? Do I have to have one?
- Will my baby be offered Vitamin K after birth? Why is it used?
- Will I be offered an injection of oxytocin to help deliver the placenta?
- What vaccinations will my baby have after birth?
- Do I need to take anything into the hospital for feeding my baby?
- How often will I see you when I come home from the hospital?
- What tests will baby have after birth?
- When will the health visitor take over our care?
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