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Pregnancy (booking & advice) & Postnatal Support

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ANTENATAL 'BOOKING'

Please register ('book') your pregnancy with the maternity service as soon as you know that you are pregnant by SELF REFERRAL to the maternity team at St Peter's Hospital by clicking here (this should be done ideally by 8 weeks)

Please either drop your completed booking form to Sunny Meed reception or post directly to the maternity department at St. Peter's Hospital (address noted on self referral form)

Alternatively, if you seek to book at a different hospital or have any specific concerns that you would like to discuss, please arrange an appointment on-line or by phone with a GP.


COMMUNITY MIDWIFE - Sheena Sinclair-Brown is the surgery's named community midwife:

  • Tuesday morning clinics (Sunny Meed) for antenatal bookings
  • Friday morning clinics (Goldsworth Park) for antenatal follow ups.

When she is not available at the surgery she can be contacted directly on 01932 722413.

She can arrange for ladies to be seen at alternative community clinics if required. 

TRIAGE (available 24 hours) at St Peter's hospital:

01932 722835

call for any maternity related clinical queries

 


Abbey Birth Centre

You are free to choose which hospital at which to book and if you need to discuss this  choice further please arrange a consultation with a GP or Sheena as early as possible to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Maternity Information Evenings and tours of the St Peters Hospital Unit can be found by clicking here


 Before you are pregnant


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

MATERNITY EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES 

Your MIDWIFE or GP should COMPLETE THIS FORM WHICH YOU ALSO SIGN  IDEALLY AT BOOKNG to ensure that you  get access to the free prescriptions and dental care available on the NHS whilst you are pregnant and for 12 months after delivery.

If you have not been given a maternity exemption certificate to sign please ask at your next routine appointment or at the surgery reception.


Your pregnancy and labour


Kicks Count Feeling your baby move is a sign they are well. If you notice your baby’s movements have changed call your midwife or maternity unit


You and your baby

 


General pregnancy topics


Quit smoking click the image to find out more about QUIT 51

Please seek advice if you require help with stopping smoking at any time before or during pregnancy - we have dedicated smoking cessation clinics and can signpost you to self help resources if you prefer.

Click here to find out more about the benefits of stopping smoking in pregnancy.


Vaccinations in pregnancy

VACCINATIONS RECOMMENDED during pregnancy:

WHOOPING COUGH (PERTUSSIS)

FLU


PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ANY MEMBER OF THE CLINICAL TEAM ABOUT CONCERNS THAT YOU HAVE DURING ANY STAGE OF YOUR PREGNANCY OR FOLLOWING DELIVERY.


Best Beginnings is a charity working to give every child in the UK the best start in life, providing support for every family....

Best Beginnings

It offers:

'Baby Buddy' app (free)

'Out of the Blue' - Maternal Mental Health Support

'Small Wonders' - Support when your baby is sick or premature

'From Bump to Breast Feeding' - Follow real mothers' stories

'Baby Express' - Month by month guide to enjoying your baby's first year


Healthy Start


 

POSTNATAL SUPPORT:

 FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE TO NEW MOTHERS PLEASE CLICK  HERE

(this is a self referral service)

postnatal depression support

or read a little more by clicking BEST BEGINNINGS 'OUT OF THE BLUE'

BIRTH REFLECTIVE MIDWIFE (St Peter's Hospital) : 01932 722879

Your HEALTH VISITOR can be contacted on: 01483 728201

Find out more about SURE START CENTRES

LIST OF WOKING SURE START CENTRES



 
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