Antenatal Booking Appointment

An Antenatal Booking Appointment is the APPOINTMENT where the woman enters the maternity care pathway, characterised by information giving and detailed history-taking to help the woman choose the most appropriate Antenatal care pathway.

Description

An Antenatal Booking Appointment  is a CARE CONTACT.

An Antenatal Booking Appointment  is the APPOINTMENT  where the woman enters the maternity care pathway, characterised by information giving and detailed history-taking to help the woman choose the most appropriate Antenatal care pathway.

An Antenatal Booking Appointment also includes measurement of Height, Weight, Blood Pressure and blood tests for determining blood group and haemoglobin level.

Blood and urine samples for screening may also be taken at Antenatal Booking Appointment after the woman has been well informed and has given her consent.

The Antenatal Booking Appointment follows the first contact with a health professional.

This is in accordance with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence  guidance 'CG62 Antenatal Care'.

For further information, see the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence  website at: Antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural Antenatal Booking Appointments

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element APPOINTMENT DATE (FORMAL ANTENATAL BOOKING) references in description Antenatal Booking Appointment
NHS Business Definition Antenatal Booking Appointment references in description Antenatal Booking Appointment
Attribute LATE ANTENATAL BOOKING APPOINTMENT REASON references in description Antenatal Booking Appointment
Data Element LATE ANTENATAL BOOKING APPOINTMENT REASON references in description Antenatal Booking Appointment
Attribute MOTHER ANTENATALLY BOOKED INDICATOR references in description Antenatal Booking Appointment
Data Set Maternity Services Data Set references in description Antenatal Booking Appointment
Data Element ORGANISATION SITE IDENTIFIER (OF ANTENATAL BOOKING) references in description Antenatal Booking Appointment