Between the 12 and 36 weeks gestation you will come to the practice every 2 a 3 weeks. Below are a number of consult in the spotlight.
During the second check up we listen to the baby’s heart. We also discuss the blood and ultrasound scan results. And we tell you about the 20-week ultrasound scan, which takes place in an ultrasound clinic.
If your blood group is Rhesus D negative or the rhesus small c is negative then your blood is checked again. We can then see if the baby has a positive or negative blood type and whether you have created irregular antibodies, such as rhesus small c antibodies.
We also immediately prick blood for the 30-week control, to test your iron and sugar levels.
Around 30 weeks we check your iron levels and your sugar levels. In the coming weeks we check the growth of the baby carefully, when we are in doubt we will make growth ultrasound around 32 weeks.