Antenatal Care

Appropriate, effective and timely care reduces the need for intervention in labour and perinatal morbidity and mortality for both mother and baby. This micro skills course explores some historical perspectives of antenatal care to explain why it is now an essential part of the maternity pathway, improving safety for mother and baby. It uses current, evidence based knowledge to examine the importance of comprehensive history taking, and observation to identify normality and deviations in maternal and fetal wellbeing, and apply appropriate referral pathways using local and national guidance.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Summarise the standard antenatal care schedule and routine screening
  3. Give examples of opportunistic health promotion for pregnant women
  4. Describe routine complications of a normal pregnancy
  5. Distinguish red flags that may signal pregnancy emergencies

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.