Obstetricians are pregnancy specialists. Their role is to manage and minimise risks during your pregnancy, to help you safely deliver a healthy baby.
When and how often do I need to see my obstetrician?
Once your GP has confirmed you are pregnant, you will need to get a referral and make an appointment with our specialist obstetrician.
It is always a good idea to have a dating ultrasound scan around 7 weeks; your GP will happily organise this for you.
Your first appointment at Evolve Women’s Health is normally around 8-10 weeks gestation.
If you are healthy and there are no complicating risk factors, you can expect that our obstetrician we will want to see you as follows:
• For an initial consultation at 8-10 weeks of your pregnancy. Read more about what to expect during your first appointment.
• Every 4 weeks until the 28th week of pregnancy
• Then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks
• Then once a week until delivery of your baby
• 6-8 weeks after childbirth for a post-natal visit.
If you have a high risk pregnancy, you will have an antenatal appointment schedule individually tailored to your unique needs.
Why Choose Evolve Women’s Health Obstetrics?
Dr Chettle is a fully qualified Specialist Obstetrician who can manage all stages of your pregnancy, from pre-pregnancy planning to childbirth and beyond.
He will guide you through your pregnancy journey and provide the best possible care for you and your baby.
“Dr Chettle is committed to helping his patients prepare for childbirth, and can be contacted at any time during your pregnancy.”
For more information about choosing the best obstetrician for you, please read Evolve Health’s tips on how to choose an obstetrician.