Antenatal information

Your antenatal visits are a great way to learn how your baby is growing and what is happening to your body.

Due to COVID-19, prenatal visits might be different. Some doctors and midwives are using telehealth to see pregnant women. More information: COVID-19: information for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

During visits:

  • your blood pressure will be checked
  • the doctor or midwife will palpate (feel) your abdomen to see how much your baby has grown and listen to your baby’s heartbeat
  • sometimes you may be weighed, have blood taken for tests and may have your urine checked.

Antenatal information

In this guide:

  1. Your care during pregnancy
  2. Looking after yourself and your baby
  3. Mental wellbeing during pregnancy
  4. Journey of labour
  5. Stages of labour
  6. Birth - frequently asked questions
  7. When complications occur
  8. Induction of labour and augmentation
  9. Assisted birth and caesarean birth
  10. Pain relief options
  11. Breastfeeding
  12. Expressing breastmilk
  13. Postnatal care – baby and you
  14. Key words

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