Book dating scan
Your midwife needs to get a clear idea of your health, your partner's health and both of your families' medical history.
You may even need to have two appointments to cover everything Although your midwife will work out your due date, you should also be offered a dating scan.
The scan is available to all women, and particularly recommended where there has been pain, bleeding or history of complications in previous pregnancies.
It is not normally available on NHS which is an added reason why our team at the Clinic strives to offer the best care and reassurance to our patients during this initial stage of their pregnancy.
Depending on your area, you can do this by: If you register your pregnancy online, you may have to choose a place of birth. Your online booking will be passed on to the midwife for your area who will contact you, and tell your GP that you're pregnant.
Depending on your location, you may then have an appointment which is before your booking appointment, called your first visit.
An early pregnancy, also referred to as viability or dating scan is performed from 6 weeks of pregnancy.
We understand the pressures of our fast-lane lifestyles nowadays and strive to meet your busy schedule by offering a fast-track, same day appointments during weekdays and Saturdays, as well as 2 evening clinics on alternate days each week.
This may cover details such as why you need folic acid and information about healthy eating.
You're most likely to see your community midwife, and she may well visit you at home.
Your booking appointment is your first official antenatal appointment.
It provides your midwife with valuable background information about you.