At this appointment your consultant will carry out a full antenatal check including blood pressure, urine check and assessing the health of your baby with an ultrasound scan. You will be given information about preparing for labour and birth, including how to recognise active labour, ways of coping with pain in labour and your birth plan. A ‘booking visit’ with a midwife is often carried out at this stage. We will discuss group B streptococcus (GBS) screening.
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