When should I call my early pregnancy unit?
The Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) is an emergency service for pregnant patients. We assess and treat: pregnant women with pain or bleeding in early pregnancy up to 16 weeks. pregnant women with high risk of an ectopic (outside the womb) pregnancy.
What is maternity assessment unit?
The maternity assessment unit, is a unit within maternity that sees any anyone with urgent pregnancy issues as well as providing some ongoing planned monitoring and scans.
What is maternity daycare?
Antenatal care is the care you get from health professionals during your pregnancy. It’s sometimes called pregnancy care or maternity care. You’ll be offered appointments with a midwife, or sometimes a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician). You can do this by contacting a midwife or GP.
Can you get an emergency scan when pregnant?
You may be referred for an emergency pregnancy scan if you are experiencing bleeding and spotting in your very early pregnancy. This is a common pregnancy symptom; however, it is advised to have an early pregnancy scan in order to rule out any more serious circumstances.
When should you go to the hospital for contractions UK?
When to go into hospital If your contractions start but your waters have not broken, wait until the contractions are coming regularly, about 4-5 minutes apart and lasting for about 60 seconds and/or that they feel so strong that you want support from a midwife.
What do they teach you at antenatal classes?
Antenatal classes teach you about:
- how to prepare for labour.
- the signs of labour and when to call the hospital.
- the different stages of labour.
- different birthing positions.
- relaxation and breathing skills to use during labour.
- early parenting.
- newborn baby behaviour.
Can midwife hear heartbeat at 16 weeks?
When you’re about 16 weeks pregnant, you’ll have a second antenatal appointment with your midwife to check baby size and fetal development. You may also get to listen to your baby’s heartbeat. At this appointment, you may also get the results of any blood tests you had at your booking appointment.
What is the difference between prenatal and antenatal?
The word “prenatal” comes from the Latin “pre-,” before + “(g)natus,” birth = before birth. “Antenatal” is often used in lieu of “prenatal” in the UK, Australia, etc.
How many scans do you have in Scotland when pregnant?
You should be offered at least 2 scans: an early pregnancy scan (dating or booking scan) between 11 and 14 weeks. a mid-pregnancy scan (also known as a fetal anomaly scan) between 18 and 21 weeks.
How many ultrasounds do you get in a high risk pregnancy?
Every pregnancy is different and should be cared for individually. High risk pregnancies may require additional ultrasound scans to improve the health of mom and baby. Low-risk pregnancies do not need any more than 1-2 ultrasounds, and will likely be safer and healthier when additional ultrasounds are avoided.