Pregnancy and Babies

Planning your Pregnancy

If you are planning to have a baby you need to know more information about how to look after yourself and your unborn baby.

We can provide you with all the information you need to know to have a happy and healthy pregnancy.

External Sites:

Planning to become pregnant - Patient.co.uk

Before you try to get pregnant - NHS Choices

Everything you need to know about pregnancy - NHS Choices

Pregnancy Care Planner - NHS Choices

See how your baby will develop - NHS Choices

Work out your due date - NHS Choices Calulator tool

Antenatal Care

Antenatal care is the care and help you receive from health professionals during the course of your pregnancy. It is important you take good care of your own health and that of your unborn baby during pregnancy.

As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you should get in touch with us to find out more information on the services and support that are available to you.

For more information, please visit the following websites.

External Sites:

Download the NHS Pregnancy Tracker for your Desktop, find out more here. - NHS Choices

The Pregnancy Care Planner - NHS Choices

Antenatal Care - Lifestyle Advice - NHS Choices

Postnatal Care

Postnatal care extends for between 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby. During this period, routine checks are carried out by the health visitor and you and your baby's recovery is monitored.

During your postnatal care you will find out about feeding, potty training, illnesses, safety and more. You will be able to ask your health visitor questions and request advice.

External Sites:

Choosing where to access care after birth - NHS Choices

Birth to 5 years old guide - NHS Choices

Breastfeeding Guide - NHS Choices

Information and support - NetMums

Support for new mum's - NCT

Baby and Childhood Immunisations

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their immunisations.  It is the most effective way of keeping them protected against serious infectious diseases for the rest of their lives.  

You will receive a letter from Child Health advising that an immunisation is due.  To make an appointment please contact reception on 01727 832125.  Please telephone after 10.30am to avoid our busiest time.  

If your child is being brought for an immunisation by someone other than a parent, you will need them to bring written consent from the parent to confirm the immunisation can be given.  

External Websites:

Patient UK

Vaccinations for you and your family - The NHS Website