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Maternity

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Antenatal care schedules

Below are lists of the scans and appointments you will have during your pregnancy. They are slightly different for mothers having their first baby than for mothers who have had a baby before.

Antenatal care during COVID-19

Important: if you have a face to face appointment booked, but have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms or are self-isolating to protect someone you live with, contact your community midwife. We will rebook your appointment for a later date: do not attend your GP surgery or community hub as they will not be able to see you.

Your first baby

Booking (first) appointment

  • Face to face appointment with your community team.
  • If you cannot attend for the reasons above, we will arrange a telephone appointment. When we are able to see you we will do blood and urine tests and check your blood pressure.

Dating scan

Face to face appointment with sonographers at the John Radcliffe or Horton General.

16 weeks: QUAD test

  • Face to face appointment with your community team / phlebotomy (blood testing) service - this face to face appointment is only if QUAD test is required.
  • (Not needed if a nuchal translucency test was done at your booking appointment.)

Anomaly scan

Face to face appointment with sonographers at the John Radcliffe or Horton General.

25 weeks

  • If no extra scans are needed during your pregnancy - we will call you by telephone.
  • If you are on scan pathway D - face to face appointment, urine and blood pressure checks.

28 weeks

Face to face appointment with your community team: routine blood tests.

32 weeks

Face to face appointment with your community team.

36 weeks

  • Face to face appointment with your community team.
  • If you were anaemic (lacking iron) at 28 weeks we advise a repeat blood test.

39 weeks

Face to face appointment with your community team.

41 weeks

  • Face to face appointment with your community team.
  • If labour has not started, we will offer you a 'stretch and sweep' (a procedure to help you go into spontaneous labour) and/or induction at 42 weeks, so long as you are happy with this.

If you have had a baby before

Booking (first) appointment

  • Face to face appointment with your community team.
  • If you cannot attend for the reasons above, we will arrange a telephone appointment. When we are able to see you we will do blood and urine tests and check your blood pressure.

Dating scan

Face to face appointment with sonographers at the John Radcliffe or Horton General.

16 weeks: QUAD test

  • Face to face appointment with your community team / phlebotomy (blood testing) service - this face to face appointment is only if QUAD test is required.
  • (Not needed if a nuchal translucency test was done at your booking appointment.)

Anomaly scan

Face to face appointment with sonographers at the John Radcliffe or Horton General.

25 weeks

  • If no extra scans are needed during your pregnancy - we will call you by telephone.
  • If you are on scan pathway D - face to face appointment, urine and blood pressure checks.

28 weeks

Face to face appointment with your community team: routine blood tests.

34 weeks

  • Face to face appointment with your community team.
  • If you were anaemic (lacking iron) at 28 weeks we advise a repeat blood test.

38 weeks

Face to face appointment with your community team.

41 weeks

  • Face to face appointment with your community team.
  • If labour has not started, we will offer you a 'stretch and sweep' (a procedure to help you go into spontaneous labour) and/or induction at 42 weeks, so long as you are happy with this.