Telling your GP and/or midwife promptly will help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your health needs and preferences. You can book an appointment with the midwife as soon as you know that you’re pregnant.
For 1st booking appointments tel. 01382 632866, Mon-Fri 9 – 4.30pm
Return appointments tel. 01382 632866, Mon-Thurs 9 – 12.30pm
It’s best to see them as early as possible to obtain the information you need to have a healthy pregnancy.
The role of the Midwife
A midwife is a qualified nurse who has undertaken further training to provide and promote normal midwifery.
They help you to prepare for motherhood and promote good health for yourself and your baby by advising on the effects of drinking, smoking and good diet whilst you are pregnant.
The midwife guides you through your pregnancy and endeavours to detect any problems and make relevant referrals if necessary.
Your antenatal care
When you first learn that you’re pregnant, get in touch with a midwife as soon as possible. Ideally this should be by 10 weeks of your pregnancy. Telling your midwife promptly will help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your health needs and preferences.
NHS Inform provides further details on all aspects of antenatal care.