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Pregnancy care schedule
Pregnancy care schedule for low risk pregnancies.

Service Date
Content
Dating scan*
6 - 10 weeks
Early pregnancy scan (location and dates of pregnancy), blood tests, blood group, thyroid function and screening for infections, including Toxoplasma and Varicella.
Down’s risk screening
11-14 weeks
Screening for Down’s syndrome (Trisomy 21): Specialist ultrasound (nuchal fold measurement) and blood tests.
Early anomaly scan*
16 weeks
Early ultrasound to check for some major anomalities like spina bifida, gender identification possible.
Anomaly scan
18-22 weeks
Extensive ultrasound of the baby’s development, organs and especially the heart (fetal echocardiography).
24 week bloods*
24 weeks
Test for Diabetes (oral glucose tolerance test)* – please come fasting and allow two hours for the appointment,  testing for Cytomegalovirus*, anaemia, repeat testing for Toxoplasma*, atypical antibody screen, ultrasound*.
28 week routine visit
28 weeks
Routine check.
32 wellbeing check*
32 weeks
Ultrasound for the baby’s position, wellbeing and weight*.
Streptococcus check*
34 weeks
Swab for Group B streptococcus*.
36 wellbeing check
36 weeks
Ultrasound for the baby’s position, wellbeing and weight*.
37 wellbeing check
37 weeks
Ultrasound for the baby’s position, wellbeing and weight*.
38 wellbeing check 38 weeks
Ultrasound for the baby’s position, wellbeing and weight*.
39 wellbeing check
39 weeks
Ultrasound for the baby’s position, wellbeing and weight*.
Doppler and weight *scan
40 weeks
Ultrasound for the baby’s position, wellbeing and weight, Doppler, Amniotic fluid assessment*.
Daily checks and scans*
From 40 weeks on
Regular daily checks, including ultrasound assessment of the baby’s wellbeing*.


* Appointments or tests (as indicated) not routinely available on the National Health Service.

 
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