Pregnancy checkups, screenings and scans
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 pregnancy, you'll be offered a range of tests, including blood tests and ultrasound scans. Each test can tell you something about you and your ...
Blood tests during pregnancy
Find out more about the blood tests you be offered during your pregnancy. what they test for and when you’ll be offered them.
Ultrasound scans during pregnancy
Ultrasound scans will help you and your doctors monitor your baby’s health throughout your pregnancy. Find out more, including about why you might nee...
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
Rhesus disease is an incompatibility between your and your baby’s blood types. Find out what it could mean for your baby and how it is treated.
A dating scan is an ultrasound done in early pregnancy to ‘date’ your pregnancy and to estimate when your baby is likely to be born.
A morphology (or anomaly) scan will likely be offered to you at 18-20 weeks of your pregnancy. Learn about what it can tell you and how it is performe...
Genetic counselling may be recommended for people who have a history of hereditary disorders. Find out if counselling can be helpful and what to expec...
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.