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28 week appointment (routine antenatal care)

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28 weeks

The next appointment for all pregnant women should occur at 28 weeks. At this appointment:

  • offer a second screening for anaemia and atypical red-cell alloantibodies
  • investigate a haemoglobin level below 10.5 g/100 ml and consider iron supplementation, if indicated
  • offer anti-D prophylaxis to rhesus-negative women
  • measure blood pressure and test urine for proteinuria
  • measure and plot symphysis-fundal height
  • give information, with an opportunity to discuss issues and ask questions; offer verbal information supported by antenatal classes and written information