For the majority of women, pregnancy and birth is a normal healthy life event. If you have any concerns about what may happen during this time, you will be able to discuss these and any choices you wish to make with your midwife or doctor during your pregnancy.
At the beginning of the pregnancy a midwife will review your medical and childbearing history. Most women will receive most of their care from a midwife. However, if you or your midwife has any cause for concern (at the beginning or at any time during your pregnancy), you will be offered a referral to the hospital to see a member of the multidisciplinary team who can provide the right advice and care for you.
Your midwife will discuss the following options with you and support you in your choice of care.
Following your first appointment with your midwife you will be given your maternity records. It is important to bring your maternity records to every appointment in pregnancy.