Antenatal care

Antenatal Care

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We believe that every woman needs a midwife but some need a doctor too which is why we offer two main types of antenatal care – midwife or consultant led. Your antenatal plan will be tailored to meet your individual needs. With a low-risk first pregnancy, you can expect approximately 10 appointments. With subsequent low-risk pregnancies, this is lowered to eight.


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The Antenatal Day Unit is staffed by two of our experienced midwives. Women attend the unit for monitoring of on-going obstetric problems including obstetric cholestasis,
pre-eclampsia, diabetes, growth restriction, oligohydramnios, reduced fetal movements, as well as routine appointments for pre-op assessments, scan reviews, presentation scans, and membrane sweeps.

Patient information

While the unit operate an appointment system, our midwives often have to prioritise women according to the nature of the appointment therefore women are not always seen in the order in which they arrive. We would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please bring all paperwork including paper booklets, scan reports/GROW chart if booked on K2 to your Antenatal Day Unit appointments.

If you have any queries regarding booking/changing/cancelling ADU appointments, please call the Maternity helpline. (01733 677266)

Our antenatal consultant clinic is for pregnant women with on-going health problems or pregnant women who have had problems with previous pregnancies.

The clinic is held on a daily basis and there is one clinic held at Stamford Hospital on Friday mornings.

Patient information

Urine samples are required for consultant clinic appointments and bottles are always available from the department if required.

Please bring your notes, either the booklet or the paperwork generated at the time of the blood tests or scan.

When attending your first appointment, it is essential that you bring some form of written identification such as a utility bill, phone bill, or bank statement with your name and address on and a picture ID such as passport or driving licence.

    

There is often more than one consultant clinic running at a time, therefore it is possible that some patients will be called through sooner than others.