Wash hands; Introduce self; ask Patient’s name and what they like to be called; Explain
Break the ice
Congratulate them on their pregnancy
Do they know if it’s a boy or girl?
Do they have a name? (If so, use it when talking about the baby.)
Find out what they know so far and what they hope to get from the consultation
First ask a few questions
‘We can talk through a variety of options today to determine which might be best for you and your baby. However, your and your baby’s safety is our absolute priority so I just need to ask you a few questions first to determine the most appropriate options…’