Whether you're planning to have a baby, are already pregnant, or your new baby has just arrived, you'll want to know as much as possible about making sure you and your baby are healthy. The NHS has a dedicated website to help you make the right choices before and after childbirth.
The pregnancy care planner contains all you need to know to have a healthy and happy pregnancy, and to make sure you get the care that's right for you.
Care at the Surgery
The doctors at the surgey are always happy to provide advice to anyone who is pregnant or anybody who is intending to get pregnant. The doctors provide both antenatal and postnatal care in conjunction with the community midwives.
As soon as you find out you are pregnant it is important you make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible or alternatively you can self refer yourself to maternity services.
You can find out more about local maternity services by clicking here.
Women are encouraged to access maternity services as early as possible in pregnancy. Once you have found out you are pregnant you can refer yourself directly to the maternity service by calling (01482) 605304.
There is no need to go to your General Practitioner to request an appointment to be seen by the maternity team. This will be made for you by calling the number above. Direct referral to the maternity and midwifery service will ensure that maternity booking can take place before 12 weeks and 6 days gestation. The midwives are then able to give up to date information about wellbeing for you and your baby during pregnancy. Seeing a midwife early can also help you plan and make decisions about your pregnancy, answer any questions about this pregnancy or any worries you may have about previous illnesses or family history, which may affect your pregnancy.