Antenatal appointments

Appointment schedule for uncomplicated pregnancies
Number of weeks pregnant  
8 - 10 weeks 
Booking with midwife 
11-13 weeks
Dating scan - hospital 
16 weeks
22 weeks
Scan - hospital 
25 weeks
Midwife (first baby) 
28 weeks
34 weeks
36 weeks
38 weeks
40 weeks
Midwife (first baby) 
41 weeks
Midwife (all who have not delivered 
This schedule is subject to change.

Booking appointment

Your booking appointment will take place when you are roughly 8 to 10 weeks pregnant. At this appointment the midwife will gain information from you about your previous medical, mental health and social history, any relevant family history and previous pregnancies. Once the midwife has this information she is able to make a care plan for your pregnancy to ensure you have any specialist input needed. Listed below is the variety of specialist services your midwife may refer you onto as required:

  • Specialist Midwife for Mental Health
  • Smoking cessation services 
  • Windmill clinic- service for substance misuse
  • Anaesthetic team
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Specialist Midwife for Diabetes 
  • High Risk Midwife Practitioner 

Blood tests in pregnancy

There are several blood screening tests we offer as part of your antenatal care see the link below for a full list and guide to when they will be taken.

Screening in pregnancy

You will be offered screening tests for Downs Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormailities in early pregnancy. These tests will be explained to you fully by your midwife at your first appointment. For further details select the guide to screening tests during pregnancy link in the further information box.
As well as the check ups plus help and advice provided by the community midwives they can also put you in touch with specialised services such as:
Windmill Clinic - service for substance misuse: 01634 870000 ext 5840
The Antenatal Screening Co-ordinator: 01634 830000 ext 3532
Stop Smoking Service: 079 9058 3195