Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

The management of uncomplicated pregnancy is usually managed in the community by a midwife with or without a GP. Obstetricians and specialist teams become involved when additional care is needed. In general, after first contact with the woman ten antenatal appointments are sufficient for a nulliparous woman; and seven appointments are sufficient for a parous woman. Management at each appointment varies depending on the stage of the pregnancy.

This Guidelines summary includes updated recommendations on gestational age assessment, vitamin D supplementation, alcohol consumption, and screening for haematological conditions.

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