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.