It is important to be well-informed about your pregnancy, baby and what you can expect over the next nine months. Your Midwife is there to support you during this time, and you will hopefully develop a close, open and honest relationship. The following list suggests questions you might want to ask your midwife at your various antenatal appointments.


  • How often will I need to see you during my pregnancy?
  • Will I be cared for purely by a Midwife during my pregnancy?
  • What ultrasound scans can I expect to have during my pregnancy?
  • What blood tests do I need to have during my pregnancy?
  • Will I be offered any additional testing?
  • Do I need to make any lifestyle changes while I am pregnant?
  • Do I need to take any vitamins/supplements?
  • Can I continue taking my current medications?
  • Can I drink alcohol while I am pregnant?
  • What exercise do you recommend during pregnancy?
  • Are there any foods I should avoid?
  • Do you offer antenatal classes?
  • Is there a breastfeeding class available?
  • Should I write a birth plan?
  • When should I stop working?
  • Is it safe for me to travel overseas during pregnancy?