Having regular check-ups is important for you and your baby.
you may have your haemoglobin (iron level) rechecked. If you are rhesus negative, you will already have received information in the post about your blood group and your antibody level will be assessed and you will be given an injection of Anti-D. It may be
necessary to do other specialist blood tests at this stage of the pregnancy, for
example, if you develop high blood pressure or a body itch. Always talk to your
midwife or doctor if you have any worries. They will be able to advise you and
keep you informed of your progress.
If your due date arrives and you have not gone into labour, your pregnancy
is now termed ‘post mature’ or simply, overdue. Nearly half of all pregnant
women are still pregnant at 40 weeks but most will go into labour in the
coming week. You will be seen again in the antenatal clinic at 41 weeks if you
still haven’t gone into labour.
The doctor will discuss your care plan with you.
If by any chance you can’t make it to an antenatal appointment, please
telephone your clinic so that another appointment can be scheduled.
the end of the pregnancy, your appointments will be more frequent. In the
last few weeks, your GP, midwife or hospital doctor will probably see you on a
If, in the late stages of pregnancy, you are feeling less than 10 movements
during the day (a 12-hour period) you should come into the hospital, as the
baby may require further monitoring. Please phone the assessment and
emergency unit for advice – 01 817 1700.
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