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Ante-Natal Classes

The Hospital announces the commencement of her 2016 Ante – Natal Classes. Date: Wednesday 10th of February 2016 Time: 10:00 AM Venue: Pennisula Resort Behind Budo Specialist Hospital Topic: PHYSIOLOGICAL CHANGES IN PREGNANCY Speaker: Dr. Lizzy Adeakin. —We sincerely apologize for commencing the Ante Natal Classes late. Thanks

Contacting your midwife or GP

When you first learn that you’re pregnant, get in touch with a midwife or GP as soon as possible. Although your first hospital antenatal appointment may not be until you are around 12 weeks pregnant, telling your GP and/or midwife promptly will help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your...
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What is antenatal care?

Antenatal care is the care you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy. You’ll be offered a series of appointments with a midwife, or sometimes with a doctor who specializes in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician). They will check that you and your baby are well, give you useful information to help you have a...
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Starting antenatal care

You can book an appointment with your GP or directly with your midwife as soon as you know that you’re pregnant. Your GP surgery or a Children’s Centre can put you in touch with your nearest midwifery service. It’s best to see them as early as possible. If you have special health needs, your midwife, GP...
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Antenatal appointments

If you’re expecting your first child, you’ll have up to 10 antenatal appointments. If you’ve had a baby before, you’ll have around seven antenatal appointments. Under certain circumstances, for example if you develop a medical condition, you may have more. Early in your pregnancy, your midwife or doctor will give you written information about how many...
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Your first visit

Your first visit with your midwife or GP is the appointment when you tell them that you’re pregnant. At this first visit, you will be given information about: folic acid and vitamin D supplements nutrition, diet and food hygiene lifestyle factors that may affect your health or the health of your baby, such as smoking,...
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The booking appointment

Your next appointment should happen when you are 8-12 weeks pregnant. This is called the booking appointment. It will last for up to two hours, and could take place either at a hospital or in the community, for example in a clinic at a health centre, in a GP surgery or at home. You’ll see a midwife...
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Questions you might be asked

The midwife or doctor might ask about: the date of the first day of your last period your health any previous illnesses and operations any previous pregnancies and miscarriages ethnic origins of you and your partner, to find out whether your baby is at risk of certain inherited conditions, or other relevant factors, such as whether...
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