Welcome to our antenatal care section on pregnancy.uk. The moments discussed in this section can be some of the most memorable moments of your pregnancy - seeing your baby for the first time during the nuchal translucency scan is something no parent will ever forget. In this section you will be able to discover the different aspects of antenatal care and how it can help you throughout your pregnancy.
Learn the 'ins' and 'outs' of ultrasound scans, how they work and how you can prepare for them.
Nuchal Translucency Scan
Find out what you will learn from one of your first scans (8-14 weeks into your pregnancy).
Find out why your rhesus D status is so important and how you should monitor it as part of your antenatal care.
Find out why this injection can be so crucial for the health of both mother and baby during pregnancy.
Learn what to expect from your first screening test and why it is so important for the health of mother and baby.
Discover what injections you may be expected to take during your pregnancy.
Private Ultrasound Scans
Learn some of the benefits a private ultrasound scan gives you verses one on the NHS.
3D and 4D Ultrasound
Get a clearer picture of your pregnancy by getting a private 3D or 4D ultrasound scan.
The Anomaly Scan
Learn about the anomaly scan - what it is, when it happens and what you will find out.
This test is used as a diagnostic tool to identify any genetic abnormalities in your baby.
What appointments will you be expected to attend and how can they help you?