Coronavirus: are pregnant women at increased risk?

In Covid-19 in pregnancy, Standard by Maria Birch

I’m not a doctor or even slightly qualified to advise you about coronavirus. But at 34 weeks pregnant, I share your concerns, and hope I can do a little to reassure you based on the advice being passed to NHS staff and my own (albeit very subjective) research. For the most part, my attitude towards coronavirus has been to just …

“When should I expect my first ultrasound scan?”

In NHS pregnancy scans, Standard by birchcp

Your first NHS scan should be scheduled for between 11 and 14 weeks gestation. This is the optimum time for the Sonographer to “date” your pregnancy or, in other words, find out how far along you are and estimate your due date. If you decide to opt for the combined screening test for Down’s, Edward’s and Patau’s syndromes, this needs …