Antenatal care during your pregnancy
You receive antenatal care from your GP, midwife or obstetrician. You’ll be offered tests and scans and your health and your baby’s will be checked.
Routine antenatal tests
During your pregnancy, you'll be offered a range of tests, including blood tests and ultrasound scans.
Blood tests during pregnancy
Find out more on the blood tests you be offered during your pregnancy.
Most women will have at least one ultrasound scan during their pregnancy. It usually takes place between 18 weeks and 21 weeks.
Prenatal screening and testing
Prenatal testing is available to check the health of your baby. It is your choice if you decide to have these tests and you should discuss your option...
Rhesus D negative in pregnancy
Find out what being Rhesus D negative could mean for your baby and how it is treated.
A dating scan is an ultrasound scan to determine how many weeks pregnant you are and your due date. Learn more about how the procedure is performed.
In the second trimester of pregnancy, you may be offered to have an morphology scan (anomaly scan). Learn about what it looks for and when it is perfo...
Genetic counselling may be recommended for people who have a history of hereditary disorders. Find out why you might need counselling and what to expe...
Neural tube defects
Neural tube defect affects less than one in 1000 pregnancies. There are a number of factors that will increase this risk especially a close family his...
Questions to ask your doctor about tests and scans
Questions to ask your doctor about the tests and scans you will be offered during your pregnancy.