What medical history does the midwife need to know?

What medical history does the midwife need to know?

What medical history does the midwife need to know?

Information You’ll Be Asked to Provide Your family history of any conditions, such as diabetes, birth defects etc. The first day of your last menstrual period. If you’re unsure just give them the earliest possible date that it could be.

Can midwives see your medical history?

Our practice nurses, district nurses, midwives and health visitors will have access to your medical records when the information is relevant to your treatment.

Can you request a midwife?

Yes, if you don’t feel comfortable with your midwife you can ask for a different midwife. Write or call the Head of Midwifery at your local maternity unit or call the hospital switchboard and speak to a Supervisor of Midwives. You can request a different midwife, and you don’t have to give a reason unless you want to.

Is midwifery in the medical field?

In many countries, midwifery is a medical profession (special for its independent and direct specialized education; should not be confused with the medical specialty, which depends on a previous general training). A professional in midwifery is known as a midwife.

Does your partner go to your first midwife appointment?

When you go to your antenatal appointments you might like to bring your partner (if you have one), friend or a family member. You can also bring your children. The midwife may also ask to see you on your own at some point during your antenatal care.

Do you hear your baby heartbeat at your first midwife appointment?

You’ll probably hear your baby’s heartbeat for the first time during your dating scan, which is your first routine antenatal scan. This usually happens when you’re between 10 weeks and 14 weeks of pregnancy.

How do I know how much I weighed at birth?

For mother’s height, inches multiplied by 2.54 gives you centimeters. For the mother’s weight, pounds divided by 2.2 gives you kilograms. For the baby’s birth weight, take the number from your calculation and divide by 453 to get your baby’s estimated weight in pounds.

How do I speak to my midwife?

Starting antenatal care You can book an appointment with your GP or directly with your midwife as soon as you find out you’re pregnant. Your GP surgery or a children’s centre can put you in touch with your nearest midwifery service. You can find your nearest children’s centre through your local council.

Who is the mother of midwifery?

Ina May Gaskin
A certified professional midwife who has attended more than 1,200 births, Ina May Gaskin is known as the “mother of authentic midwifery.”

Can I call my midwife at any time?

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 baby’s heartbeat at first midwife appointment?

What week can midwife hear heartbeat?

Throughout your pregnancy your midwife will enquire about your baby’s movements and from 16 weeks may offer to listen to your baby’s heartbeat using a pinnard stethoscope or hand held Doppler. If you are healthy and have had a problem free pregnancy the same method will be offered during labour.

Do hospitals keep records of birth times?

Not all hospitals and countries record birth times, but it might be worth the effort and fee to track down a full-length birth certificate. If you are trying to find the time of birth for astrological purposes, you can try to narrow an estimate using a process called star chart rectification.

What your birth time means?

The time of birth determines the Ascendant or rising sign. The Midheaven, or the highest point in the chart. The Ascendant describes your most natural expression, outward projection, who you are in the world, your outward personality or the mask you wear. It is the filter which you process your life experiences.

Can you ring your midwife anytime?