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Maternity

Antenatal Care

COVID-19 (coronavirus) Advice

Please take a look at the following advice about how we are providing antenatal care.

Due date calculator

Check your approximated due date and gestation below:

Carbon Monoxide

A simple breath test at every midwife appointment can ensure you're not being exposed to dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide, which may harm you and your baby. Find out more from this independent resource.

Care during your pregnancy

Congratulations if you have just found out that you are pregnant. To ensure you get the tailored care you need throughout your pregnancy, you must contact your Midwife at your local Maternity Unit as soon as possible preferably before 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Once you have contacted your Midwife, you will be given an appointment with a midwife to discuss your medical history, social history, mental health, and pregnancy history to ensure your Antenatal plan of care is tailored to your needs.

Planning your care

Our friendly team of experienced Midwives will work with you to develop an individualised plan of care. 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/Obstetrician throughout your pregnancy.

We follow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines to ensure you receive the best standard of care during your pregnancy and birth.

Continuity of Care teams

Some midwives now work in Continuity of Care (CoC) teams. This works whereby you are booked and seen throughout your pregnancy by the same small team of midwives who will then also be available for your birth and continue to care for you and your new family in the postnatal period.

Different Continuity of Care have different specialisms; therefore we are more likely to have a team that will suit many of your needs.

If there are no complications during your pregnancy, you will be looked after by our team of Midwives. If however you need any specialist support, you will be referred to one of our clinics to receive care from our dedicated team of doctors and specialist midwives/nurses all whilst continuing to see your Community Midwife.

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