Why is my pregnancy consultant led?

Why is my pregnancy consultant led?

You will be seen in a Consultant-led Antenatal Clinic in either QMC or City Hospital to assess the implications of the underlying medical factors. You will be given advice regarding any additional blood tests, medications or scan appointments and sometimes there may be discussion about the mode and timing of birth.

What happens at my first consultant appointment in pregnancy?

Your doctor or midwife will check your blood pressure, weight and height. You will also be offered a blood test to check your blood group and whether you have anaemia, any infectious diseases or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), as well as checking whether you have rubella immunity.

Why do IVF babies get induced early?

Doctors and patients are often extra cautious when it comes to IVF pregnancies, as many are the culmination of much time, expense and effort. “Because conceiving is hard and the baby is treated as precious, so to avoid any complication, doctors may induce a slightly early delivery,” he says.

When Should IVF pregnancies be induced?

When a woman and her fetus are healthy, induction should not be done before 39 weeks. Babies born at or after 39 weeks have the best chance at healthy outcomes compared with babies born before 39 weeks. When the health of a woman or her fetus is at risk, induction before 39 weeks may be recommended.

Can I refuse consultant led care?

Yes. You can refuse treatment even if your doctors or midwives think you are wrong. If you can make decisions, you can say no to treatment for any reason.

What does being consultant led mean?

A Consultant Led Service is a SERVICE where a CONSULTANT retains overall clinical responsibility for the SERVICE, CARE PROFESSIONAL TEAM or treatment. The CONSULTANT will not necessarily be physically present for each Consultant Led Activity but the CONSULTANT takes clinical responsibility for each PATIENT’s care.

How long do consultant appointments take?

Your appointment can take from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on your needs. We sometimes need to carry out further tests on the same day, or we may ask you to come back another day. But we will always fully explain why we need to do any extra tests and any associated costs.

What does a consultant do in pregnancy?

A consultant obstetrician is a doctor who specialises in looking after women while they’re pregnant and during birth. It’s unlikely you’ll see an obstetrician if all is well with your pregnancy.

Do IVF babies grow faster?

The University of Manchester led study of 5,200 IVF children found that singleton babies conceived from fresh embryo transfers – used in two thirds of all IVF – are associated with lower birth weights, head circumference and length, but then grow more quickly, catching up to naturally conceived children by school age.

Is IVF pregnancy high risk?

IVF increases the likelihood of twins, triplets or high-order multiples, with accompanying risk for premature birth, high blood pressure, placenta abnormalities and other challenges. Advanced maternal age (often the reason for IVF) increases risk for miscarriage and birth defects.

Can IVF babies be delivered naturally?

A large number of pregnancies had vaginal delivery, thereby indicating that these IVF–ET pregnancies can have normal delivery. They should be treated as high-risk labor cases.

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