During your pregnancy, you will have regular check-ups with your midwife and pregnancy doctor (obstetrician). They will monitor your baby’s development as well as your health, and work closely with the doctors treating you.
You will have the usual checks and care that all pregnant women have. But your midwife and doctor will see you more often and may do more checks to monitor the baby.
You should still have choices about the birth. Your midwife will talk to you about this and help you make a birth plan. Most women will go to full term (over 37 weeks) with their pregnancy and have a normal birth. But sometimes your doctors may advise you to have the baby delivered early.
If the baby needs to be delivered early, you will either have your labour started off (be induced) or have a Caesarean section. Sometimes the baby is delivered early because your natural labour starts sooner than it should.
Before you decide, it is important to talk things over with your doctors and nurses to make sure you understand the reasons for their advice.