What questions should I ask my midwife?

What questions should I ask my midwife?

To help, we have put together a handy list of questions you may like to take with you and ask your midwife:

  • When is my due date?
  • When and how often will I have scans?
  • What other tests and screenings will I need to have during pregnancy?
  • Can I bring family members and friends to my appointments with me?

What questions should I ask at my first midwife appointment?

What questions will my midwife ask?

  • The date of the first day of your last period. This will help your midwife to work out your due date .
  • Any previous pregnancies and miscarriages.
  • Any health issues in your family.
  • Your physical and mental health.
  • Your job.
  • Your home life.
  • Your lifestyle.

What do I talk to my midwife about?

Make sure these are on your list:

  • Medical History. Giphy.
  • Weight Gain. Sufficient weight gain is essential to a healthy pregnancy.
  • Discomfort. Giphy.
  • Restrictions.
  • Available Screenings & Tests.
  • Birth Options.
  • Pain Management.
  • When Labor Begins.

What should I ask my midwife at 25 weeks?

25 weeks pregnant You’ll have an appointment at 25 weeks if this is your first baby. Your midwife or doctor should: use a tape measure to measure the size of your uterus. measure your blood pressure and test your urine for protein.

What should I ask my midwife about labor?

Questions you might like to ask a private midwife about the care they will provide during labour and the birth of your baby may include:

  • What things can I do to manage my pain at home?
  • How do I prepare my home for giving birth?
  • How do you monitor me and my baby during labour?

What questions should I ask at 36 weeks pregnant?

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  • Why do you need to see me weekly from now on?
  • Can I travel several hours from home now if I drive?
  • What if I go into labor before learning my GBS status?
  • Will I still leak urine when I sneeze after giving birth?
  • What should I do if I have symptoms of preterm labor?

Can you ring your midwife anytime?

When can I call my midwife? You should be able to call a midwife 24 hours a day. Your midwife will give you the contact details. It may not be a midwife you know, but there will always be someone on call.

Do they check cervix at 36 weeks?

Prenatal visits: You will be seen every week from 36 weeks until delivery. Beginning at 36 weeks, we will check your cervix for signs of impending labor.

How do I choose a midwife for a home birth?

Find out what networks (if any) your midwife is a part of. I recommend before you even choose a midwife for your home birth that you call your insurance company directly. Find out your coverage for midwifery care and home birth before anything else.

Why do I need to ask my midwife introduction questions?

These getting to know you, or “introduction questions for your midwife”, aim to bond you with your midwife and create a sense of comfort. Your home birth is an intimate and special experience. Taking the time to ask these questions will boost your confidence in your midwife as your pregnancy progresses and home birth draws nearer.

What questions should I ask my doctor after giving birth?

Lots of questions are going to come up after birth. And if this is your first birth, it’s really difficult to anticipate what it’s going to feel like down there. But here are some questions to have in mind ahead of time: What is your typical postpartum care schedule? When can I expect to check in with you?

What is the “getting to know you” phase with a midwife?

The “getting to know you phase” with your midwife starts when you choose a midwife for your home birth. Likely, you’ve taken the time to research midwives in your area and even conducted some midwifery interviews.

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