Antenatal care is the care you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy. You'll be offered a series of appointments with the midwife, or sometimes with a doctor who specialises in pregnancy and birth (an obstetrician).
They will check that you and your baby are well, give you useful information to help you have a healthy pregnancy (including healthy eating and exercise advice) and answer any questions you may have. You will also be offered antenatal classes, including breastfeeding workshops. You need to book antenatal classes in advance, so ask your midwife about when you should book classes in your area.
There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk. Expectant Mums can help protect their babies by getting themselves vaccinated against whooping cough from week 28 of their pregnancy. Please ask your midwife for details.
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