interview questions to ask a pregnant woman

Even if you have been pregnant before, youll still have lots of questions about how you can look after yourself and your bump over the 9 months you are pregnant. Here we have some answers to common questions, including answers from expectant mums and dads all over Scotland. Remember, if you cant see what you are looking for you can always ask your midwife who will be able to help you.

How many weeks were you when you realized you were pregnant? What did the father of the baby, family and friends say when they learned you were pregnant? Did you feel you had someone to go to for information or questions? E.g. What was your experience with medical insurance during your pregnancy?

Job Interview at 20 Weeks Pregnant. Don’t ask/Don’t Tell.

How do I get a midwife?

Finding a midwife to help you through your pregnancy is easy. Theres no need to see your GP first, you can book direct with a midwife. In most Health Board areas, you can make your first midwife appointment by asking your GP receptionist.

Watch a short film to see what happens at your first appointment by joining expectant mum Chloe on her first visit to her midwife Lauren.

Visit Ready Steady Baby for more help, hints and tips on getting ready for parenthood.

What should I eat when pregnant?

We know that morning sickness makes eating and drinking challenging – but trust us, a good diet can help you feel so much better, from the inside out.

  • It’s important to stay hydrated, so try to boost the amount of water you drink each day.
  • Try and eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. They’re a good source of vitamins, minerals and fibre, and you can eat them fresh, frozen, from a tin, dried or juiced – whichever way you like them. There’s a handy guide to portions here.
  • Every day, try to include 3-4 portions of carbohydrates. Things like bread, cereal, noodles, pasta, rice and potatoes. Even better, go for wholegrain or whole wheat varieties.
  • Making sure you’re getting enough dairy and Vitamin D means your wee baby’s bones will harden as they develop. Dairy contains calcium and is found in foods like yoghurt, milk and hard cheese. You’ll find some great ideas and options for getting your daily dairy here.
  • You can’t actually get enough Vitamin D from food alone, and a lot of it comes from sunshine. Since we don’t have much sun in Scotland, it’s best to take supplements all year round while you’re pregnant. You don’t need to buy expensive multi-vitamins. Everyone whos pregnant in Scotland can get free Healthy Start vitamins throughout their pregnancy, which contain Vitamin D. These are available from your midwife.
  • If you want to find out more about what you can and cant eat during pregnancy, visit the Ready Steady Baby website. Your midwife will also be able to talk you through the best ways to fit healthy food into your diet.

    How will I feel when I’m pregnant?

    Everyone is different, but hormones can cause lots of changes in your body and the way you feel. Some of us may have tender breasts, get tired easily or feel sick (at any time of the day, and not just in the morning). Even if you were planning on becoming pregnant, realising that you are can still come as a bit of a shock, so don’t worry if you feel up and down.

    FAQ

    What are some questions to ask a pregnant woman?

    Common pregnancy questions
    • How will I feel when I’m pregnant? …
    • What if I have any bleeding during my pregnancy? …
    • Why do I need a midwife? …
    • When should I arrange to see a midwife? …
    • Can I exercise when pregnant? …
    • How much exercise should I do? …
    • How do I get a midwife? …
    • Is it true I can get free dental care when I’m pregnant?

    What kind of questions should a pregnant woman ask when looking for a provider?

    Questions to Consider Asking:
    • What is your philosophy of childbirth?
    • How long have you been practicing? …
    • Do you practice alone or with others? …
    • Who attends births for you when you are away?
    • Where do you attend births, and can I take a tour?
    • How can I reach you?
    • How often will I see you during these next months?

    Can you ask in an interview if someone is pregnant?

    Federal law does not prohibit employers from asking you whether you are or intend to become pregnant. However, because such questions may indicate a possible intent to discriminate based on pregnancy, we recommend that employers avoid these types of questions.

    How should I interview during pregnancy?

    As you interview, share your enthusiasm for the new position and keep the focus on your qualifications and the value you’ll add to the company. You can acknowledge your pregnancy, if you’re comfortable, and bring the conversation back to the ways you’re a great fit for the new role.

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