Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Antenatal care begins once you’ve found out that you are pregnant and we are here to support you every step of the way. The team that will provide your antenatal care includes midwives, specialist midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists, paediatricians, maternity and healthcare support workers, and physiotherapists. Each will have an individual role and will support you through your pregnancy.
The hormonal changes to your body, particularly in the first three months of pregnancy can make you feel nauseous, sore, and emotional. During pregnancy, ligaments become softer and stretch to prepare you for birth, and this can cause strain on your back and pelvis and cause back ache. You may become easily tired and feel low, so it is important to ensure that you take good care of your emotional as well as physical well-being during pregnancy. If you have any concerns regarding this, please seek advice from a health professional.