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MATERNITY SERVICES

Antenatal Care

If you are planning a pregnancy, please book a routine appointment to see a nurse for health advice, preferably three months before you start trying for a baby. In particular, we suggest a check for immunity for German measles (rubella) and that all women are taking folic acid.

If you know you are pregnant (a home test is very accurate) please book an antenatal appointment with a doctor 6 to 8 weeks after the first day of your last period (please book a double appointment). We usually provide shared care with your hospital.

 

Post-natal & 8 Week Checks

Following the birth of your baby, we combine your baby’s check with your own post-natal check when your baby is 8 weeks old.  The doctor sees you and your baby first for a postnatal and a full developmental check, followed by an appointment with a practice nurse who checks your baby’s growth and gives their first immunisations.

These appointments are scheduled by our Maternity Administrator, who contacts parents directly to arrange date & time, and must not be booked on-line.  If you have had a Caesarean, and need a post-natal at 6 weeks, please let our Maternity Administrator know.

 

Health Visitor Clinic

The Health Visitors hold a Walk-in Baby Clinic on Thursday afternoons from 2-3.30pm, where you can weigh your baby and chat to the Health Visitors, and other mums.

Our Health Visitors also carry out 1 year review checks on the same afternoon – one of our Administrators, who will contact parents directly about booking this appointment.

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