If you become pregnant please telephone the surgery, the receptionists will refer you to the midwife.
The Midwife will arrange to see you. Ideally between 8 – 10 weeks of pregnancy, when she will ‘book’ you for antenatal care according to circumstances. This will normally be for delivery at Winchester Hospital but can be at Southampton if you request it. If the pregnancy is uncomplicated you will only need to attend hospital for an anomaly scan at approximately 20 weeks and for delivery.
Home deliveries are supported by the team if clinically appropriate.
The midwife will see you regularly throughout the pregnancy and for 7-14 days after the birth.
The midwife works closely with the Health Visitors who will support you and the baby after delivery. The Health Visitor will contact you antenatally to discuss the impending birth.
The doctor will see you for your six week postnatal check and will examine the newborn baby if delivered at home or under midwife care in the hospital.
The Midwife will be in regular contact with your doctor throughout your pregnancy.