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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

36 weeks

Your midwife should give you information about:

  • Breastfeeding.
  • Caring for your newborn baby.
  • Vitamin K and screening tests for your newborn baby.
  • Your own health after your baby is born.
  • The "baby blues" and postnatal depression

Your midwife will also:

  • Use a tape measure to measure the size of your uterus.
  • Check the position of your baby.
  • Measure your blood pressure and test your urine for protein.
  • Offer external cephalic version (ECV) if your baby is in the breech position
  • There will be an opportunity at this appointment to discuss labour and birth including where you wish to have your baby and what type of birth you wish to have.