Midwife appointments might last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, and depending on your personal preferences and the type of midwife you are using you might meet her at a hospital, birth center, or in your home. Your midwife will probably listen to your baby with a doppler or later a fetascope, and measure the heart rate. She will also check your fundal height, which is the length stretching from your pubic bone to the top of your uterus.
As your pregnancy goes on and your baby grows, your midwife will also palpate your abdomen to check fetal position - it is amazing how they can determine the position of your baby just by feeling from the outside! Urine dips are pretty common at prenatal appointments with a midwife. They can test for glucose and protein in your urine, which can indicate a variety of conditions that may or may not require further medical intervention. You will also talk about your diet, how you have been feeling, and perhaps check your blood pressure. Some midwives weigh pregnant women, but this is becoming less common now.