The closer you get to your due date, the more often your obstetrician, midwife or clinician will want to see you, and as you near D-Day your check-ups should be weekly.
As well as keeping an eye on how big your baby is – this can be done by measuring the distance from the top of your pelvic bone to the top of your bump – general health and wellbeing checks will also be done.
While specialists often have their own ultrasound machine, some of which offer 4D pictures of your baby, GPs and midwives usually don’t. If at any time you would like to have an additional ultrasound or scan you can ask your doctor or midwife for a referral. Just bear in mind, scans can be expensive.