What happens at 16 week consultant appointment?

What happens at 16 week consultant appointment?

When you’re about 16 weeks pregnant, you’ll have a second antenatal appointment with your midwife to check baby size and fetal development. You may also get to listen to your baby’s heartbeat. At this appointment, you may also get the results of any blood tests you had at your booking appointment.

How long do pregnancy consultant appointments take?

This appointment could take up to an hour. After the booking appointment, your visits will be much shorter. They’ll take around 10 to 15 minutes if your pregnancy is uncomplicated – enough time to take your blood pressure and a urine test, and, in the later months, to feel how your baby is growing.

What does it mean to be consultant-led in pregnancy?

Consultant-led maternity care Consultant-led care is for mothers-to-be who choose to be looked after by a consultant obstetrician. It’s also for those who have a high-risk pregnancy and may not meet the criteria for midwife-led care.

What Week Should I see my GP when pregnant?

An approximate schedule of visits would be as follows:

  • As soon as pregnant Visit G.P.
  • Week 20 Hospital.
  • Week 24 G.P.
  • Week 28 G.P. (Hospital if first pregnancy)
  • Week 30 G.P.
  • Week 32 Hospital.
  • Week 34 G.P.
  • Week 36 Hospital.

Will my pregnancy be Consultant-led?

If you have certain medical problems or have had complications in a previous pregnancy, your midwife will refer you for Consultant-led care to the Antenatal Clinic for a Doctors’ opinion. This means the remainder of your appointments and antenatal/postnatal care will be with your midwifery team.

What should I ask at my 16 week midwife appointment?

16 week antenatal midwife appointment

  • Review, discuss and record the results of any screening tests.
  • Measure your blood pressure and test your urine for protein.
  • Consider an iron supplement if you’re anaemic.
  • Discuss your 18-20 week scan.

What happens at your first consultant appointment in pregnancy?

You will be seen in a Consultant-led Antenatal Clinic in either QMC or City Hospital to assess the implications of the underlying medical factors. You will be given advice regarding any additional blood tests, medications or scan appointments and sometimes there may be discussion about the mode and timing of birth.

What happens at my 16-week appointment?

During your 16-week appointment, your physician may measure your fundal height, though this is typically done starting at 20 weeks. This noninvasive measurement checks the distance in centimeters from the top of your baby bump to the top of your pubic bone. This confirms that your baby is growing properly.

What can I expect at my 16-week scan?

During the 16-week scan, you can expect to see a baby that is fully formed but just very small. But, if their development is on track, you should still be able to see arms, legs, fingers, toes, and even facial expressions during the ultrasound.

What was your 16 week APPT like?

My 16 week appt was really quick and simple… urine sample, weight, palpate the belly, listen to the heartbeat.. all done! It was funny because I had no idea what to expect so I ran out that morning and bought a new razor cartridge and made sure I was showered and shaved…blah blah blah…

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