All the doctors share maternity care with our midwives. They are part of the South Team Community Midwives, based at Paulton Hospital and visit the surgery regularly. You can leave a message for the midwives on 01761 417278
If you are thinking about becoming pregnant there are some important things you need to know beforehand; an information leaflet regarding this is available to download:
The Midwives will look after you in your pregnancy from approximately 8 weeks when you first meet to have your ‘booking’ appointment at home.
Generally pregnant women see the Midwife about once a month until later on in the pregnancy when the appointments become more frequent. (This depends on individual need.) Our surgery midwife is Linda Webb.
For some women the South Team can offer a home birth and ‘team birth’ care for labour – you can speak to us about this at your Booking.
All women receive post-natal visits from their Community Midwife once they are home with their baby, helping with breastfeeding, baby care and support. These visits last until around 10 days after birth, when care is handed over to your Health Visitor.
Along with monitoring your health and wellbeing in the pregnancy, the team can advise you on tests in pregnancy, classes, diet, exercise and preparation for labour and parenthood.
For further information about pregnancy and childbirth please visit the The National Childbirth Trust website.
For preconception and antenatal advice if you are diabetic visit http://www.diabetes.nhs.uk/pregnancy