Antenatal care

Your 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 specialises in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician).

Throughout your journey with us, we'll check that you and your baby are well, provide you with useful information to help ensure a healthy pregnancy (including dietary and exercise advice) and answer any questions you may have. You will also be given information about antenatal classes, including our breastfeeding workshops which you can book in advance via our Parent Education page.

If you have special health needs, your midwife, GP or obstetrician may take shared responsibility for your maternity care. This means they will all see you during your pregnancy.

Please let your midwife know if you have a disability that means you have special requirements for your antenatal appointments or for labour. If you don't speak English, let your midwife know and arrangements will be made.