The person performing the scan is called a sonographer.
You may need to have a full bladder for this scan, as this makes the ultrasound image clearer.
Again, as in all your sessions, your wellbeing and that of your baby will be assessed and recorded.
At 18-22 weeks You’ll attend the hospital for an anomaly scan this allows us to check on the well-being of your developing baby.
At 24-26 weeks You may be seen again at the antenatal clinic by the midwife.
At 34 weeks Your midwife will assess you and your baby and discuss practical after-birth matters like safe sleeping for your baby.
At 36, 38 and 40 weeks Your appointments at 36, 38 and 40 weeks will follow a similar pattern, offering information, help and support to ensure you have the best possible birth experience.
Now you are pregnant, you can book directly with your midwife at your GPs or at your local children’s centre.
Here you will be able to find out about available maternity services and discuss your early pregnancy care.To find your due date, use the drop down menus below to enter the date of the first day of your last period, and click 'calculate date' - the calculator will do the rest.If you would like to save your due date, you will need to log in or create an NHS Choices account - you can do this in the box below.At 41 weeks As you have now gone over your due date you will see your midwife and now discuss having an induction. Before you start, why not: Use the purple tabs at the top of the page to see a full menu for each section of the pregnancy and baby guide.The calculator on this page can help you work out when you might expect your baby to arrive. As part of your antenatal care, your midwife will also offer you a dating scan that will give you a more accurate date for the birth of your baby.