What we do
The aim of antenatal care is to make sure that you and your baby are doing well and to spot any problems before they become serious.
Most of your care will probably take place at the midwives’ clinic, at your GP’s surgery, or at home. Some women may be cared for at hospital with a specialist doctor called an obstetrician who looks after pregnant women.
Most pregnant women have between seven and 10 antenatal appointments, sometimes more if they need extra care and support.
Who is it for?
Antenatal care is for any woman who is pregnant.
If you are working, you’re entitled to time off to attend antenatal appointments.
Can anyone use this service?
Pregnant women can use this service.
Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm apart from Ysbyty Cwm Cynon which is open on Wednesday to Friday only.
What to expect
At your first appointment (around seven to 10 weeks) your midwife will arrange your scans and carry out a number of routine tests to check everything is as it should be. You will also be offered screening tests (including Down’s syndrome).
You can expect to have an appointment between seven and 10 times during your pregnancy, at which your midwife will be able to check on how you are and answer any questions you might have.
Royal Glamorgan Hospital Antenatal Clinic 01443443529
Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda Antenatal Clinic 01443432655
Prince Charles Hospital Antenatal Clinic 01685728849
Ysbyty Cwm Cynon Antenatal Clinic 01443715350 (Wednesdays and Fridays only)