During pregnancy you are offered two ultrasound scans and three appointments with your general practitioner (GP). However, your midwife at Herlev is going to be your main contact. You will see her between four and six times during your pregnancy. These appointments will be more frequent towards the end of your pregnancy. We aim for you to see the same midwife every time, but you might meet a different midwife in case of sickness or holidays.
Your midwife and your doctor are going to check your blood pressure, urine and weight (optionally). They will ensure your and your baby's wellbeing, measure the size of your uterus and assess the baby's size and position, as well as listen to the baby's heart rate (though not in early pregnancy). Apart from your first appointment, each consultation with your midwife lasts approximately 20 minutes.
You will have to arrange appointments with your GP at 25 and 32 weeks of pregnancy yourself, however the appointments with your midwife will be arranged with her at each visit.
If necessary we will arrange appointments for glucose tolerance tests, ultrasound scans or with an obstetrician - your midwife will know.
You are welcome to ask questions at each session and your midwife will inform you briefly on topics such as labour and breastfeeding. However, we strongly advise you to attend our Antenatal classes in English.
If you have any conserns or questions about you pregnancy or delivery, you are welcome to arrange an extra appointment with your midwife by calling the secretary: 38 68 82 99
In case of any urgent concerns contact the assesment Unit.