What happens at a dating scan
It will be ascertained whether you have any risk factors for conditions such as gestational diabetes and whether you need any other tests.
Your blood results will be reviews and you may be advised to take iron supplements.
You’re hospital booking appointment is a long one so be prepared.
They will take antenatal blood samples also at this appointment so the results are available when you have your first hospital appointment.
Then they will send a referral to your hospital of choice for antenatal care.
Or if bloods haven’t already been done, they will be done at this appointment.
You may have already decided on what care you want in your pregnancy – consultant led (private care), midwife led or shared care between GP and hospital (public and therefore free).