Sunday, September 30, 2012

Baby delivery at home and deliver baby at hospital - routine checks during antenatal appointments

Baby delivery at home: If you are going to have your baby with midwifery care in a midwifery unit, in hospital or at home you will probably see your own midwife for most of your antenatal care. You may be offered a visit at the hospital for an initial assessment and perhaps for an ultrasound scan or for special tests. Sometimes your midwife may visit you at home.    
Baby delivery at hospital
If you are going to have your baby in hospital, you’ve to know that antenatal care varies around the country. In some areas, the booking appointment is at the hospital, then all or most of the remaining appointments are with a midwife or GP. However, if there are complications, all appointments will be at the hospital. In other areas, all care is given by a midwife or GP unless there are complications, which mean a referral to the hospital antenatal clinic.
Routine checks at every antenatal appointment  
Your urine and blood pressure will be checked at every antenatal appointment.
Pregnancy urine test   
Your urine is checked for a number of things, including protein or ‘albumin’. If this is in your urine, it may mean that you have an infection that needs to be treated.
It may also be a sign of pre-eclampsia or ‘High blood pressure and pre-eclampsia’.
Pregnancy blood pressure   
A rise in blood pressure later in pregnancy could be a sign of pre-eclampsia. It is very common for your blood pressure to be lower in the middle of your pregnancy than at other times.
This is not a problem, but may make you feel light-headed if you get up quickly. Talk to your midwife if you are concerned.

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