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.