Antenatal Results and Choices for advice on 020 7631 0285 or visit www.arc-uk.org. For information on Downs syndrome, contact the Downs Syndrome Association on 0845 230 0372 or visit www.downs-syndrome.org.uk.
in mind that having more than one baby is a natural process. The label of high risk does not mean you will experience complications, only that doctors need to monitor you more carefully. Many mums-to-be find this extra level of antenatal care reassuring
Midwife Nikki Khan replies: This is a form of ultrasound that monitors the blood flow from the placenta to your baby. It helps doctors to check that the baby is getting enough nutrients and that your placenta is working effectively. It's not an invasive test and won't harm your b...
First-time mums have at least 10 antenatal visits, second-timers can expect around seven. The tests provide you with information about the health of your baby but you don't have to have them and where you live will play a part in what happens
Nothing beats the excitement of seeing the first grainy picture of your unborn baby on a scan, and during your pregnancy you'll probably be offered at least two opportunities to watch her waving, kicking or snoozing. Guidelines for antenatal care
As well as baby development milestones and countdown to labour calendars, remember to add some feelgood pregnancy treats to your to-do list, too.Go to the moviesOnce you're a mum, those spur-of-the-moment cinema trips will become a distant memory, so see every film going while yo...
No time for parenting classes? Then why not combine an antenatal course with a weekend away?This all-inclusive deal includes presentations, group discussions and practical sessions that deal with everything from pregnancy to the early days with a
What causes antenatal depression? It can be caused by a chemical or hormonal imbalance, or could be the result of your personal situation. If your pregnancy was unplanned, you are stressed or have work, money or relationship worries, you may be more
of friends grows on average from a mere 13 to a huge 22.Of the 2000 women polled, 53% said it easy to make new pals because of mother and baby classes and antenatal classes being so welcoming, while four in 10 revealed it was comforting to share their mum
history of such conditions.Amniocentesis can also reveal other important information, which may help doctors decide about your antenatal care.What amniocentesis can revealAn amniocentesis test can provide the following information about your baby:the sex