Antenatal care is the care and help you receive from health professionals during the course of your pregnancy. It is important you take good care of your own health and that of your unborn baby during pregnancy.
As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you should get in touch with us to find out more information on the services and support that are available to you.
Postnatal care extends for between 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby. During this period, routine checks are carried out by the health visitor and you and your baby’s recovery is monitored.
During your postnatal care you will find out about feeding, potty training, illnesses, safety and more. You will be able to ask your health visitor questions and request advice.
Parents are still welcome to weigh their babies, at their own risk, at the Surgery.
One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It’s the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.
Children should have their vaccinations at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.
Find out which vaccinations your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each vaccination are.
Please note that if the parent cannot attend with the child then written parental consent must be given to the person bringing in the child so that they can hand it to the nurse before the vaccination is given.
If you are not the parent of the baby, and you are bringing him/her on behalf of a parent, please ensure that you have been given written consent saying the nurse has permission to immunise the child. Without consent, the nurse will be unable to continue with the appointment.
Please call the surgery to make an appointment.
Childhood Development Checks
These are arranged by the Health Visitors. The 6 week post-natal check is done by the doctor, please make an appointment, stating that you need a post-natal check.
Development in childhood is monitored by the Health Visitors, if you have any worries, please discuss this with them.
Their particular expertise is with the care, management, development and wellbeing of children 0 – 5 years and their families.
The Health Visitors can be contacted between 09:00 – 17:00 Mon – Fri on 0300 365 6000.