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Antenatal care

What happens during the appointment? When you go to your antenantal appointment, the midwife will check your health and well being of your baby, look out for any possible problems and offer you and your baby treatment if needed. Your midwife will also answer any questions you may have and help you plan your birth….


Safe medecines Constipation: Lactulose Senna A bulking agent that contains ispaghula Cough and cold Hot honey and lemon drinks Paracetamol Dextromethorphan Steam inhalation Simple linctus or lozenges containing honey or glycerol Hay fever and allergies Avoid products containing antihistaminse and pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine, xylometazoline and oxymetazoline. Safe to use are the following: sodium cromoglicate nasal spray…

Maternity exemption certificate

The certificate is valid for 12 months after your baby’s due date or date of birth and should always be shown when you collect a prescription or when you book a dental appointment. Your certificate will be valid from one month before the date of the application and its expiry date will be one year…

All about the NHS

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Your first GP visit

After discovering you’re pregnant, the first step is to visit your GP.
During this appointment you will be asked about any relevant medical history, previous pregnancies or fertility issues, genetical predispositions and preferences such as an interpreter…

Antenatal classes

When do the antenatal class will start and for how long? You should start your antenatal classes around 25 weeks and they will span over 1 month with 1 class per week (usually the same day every week). What to expect? The classes usually cover the following topics: the different stages of pregnancy coping with…

Ultrasound scan schedule

How many? Hospital will offer at least 2 ultrasound scans. One between 8 to 14 weeks and another one between 18 and 21 weeks. Some women may be offered more than two scans, depending on their health and their pregnancy. What will they be looking for? The first scan is sometimes called the dating scan….