Congratulations if you have just found out that you are
pregnant. To ensure you get the tailored care you need throughout
your pregnancy, it is important that you contact your Midwife at
your local GP surgery or your GP as soon as possible.
Once you have contacted your GP or Midwife, you will receive
information either from the Midwife, in the post, or you may be
asked to collect information from your GP's reception. Antenatal
care is the care that you receive from a health professional during
your pregnancy. You'll be offered a series of appointments with a
Midwife or sometimes an Obstetrician (a Doctor who specialises in
pregnancy and birth). They will check that you and your baby are
well, give you useful information about being pregnant, give you
information about local antenatal classes, and answer any questions
you may have.
We follow National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)
guidelines to ensure you receive the best standard of care during
your pregnancy and delivery.
Our friendly team of experienced Midwives will work with you to
develop an individualised plan of care that is tailored to your
needs. We offer you choice in the type of care you receive, and
involvement in the decisions affecting your pregnancy, childbirth
and care after your baby is born. To help this process you will
have a named Midwife throughout your pregnancy, which will ensure
you receive continuity of care.
If there are no complications during your pregnancy, you will
continue to be looked after by our team of Midwives but if you need
any specialist support you will be referred to one of our clinics
whilst continuing to see your Midwife.