Useful information and resources can be found on the NHS pregnancy and baby guide.
If you would like advice on improving your health prior to pregnancy, or are having difficulty conceiving, please book an appointment with one of our GPs.
I’m pregnant (antenatal care)
When you first learn that you’re pregnant, you should register for antenatal care as soon as possible. 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.
After a positive pregnancy test, to register for antenatal care you can:
- Book an appointment with your GP
- Book directly with your midwife
- Self-refer to a maternity service
It’s best to see a health professional as early as possible to obtain the information you need to have a healthy pregnancy, and because some tests, such as screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia should be done before you’re 10 weeks’ pregnant.
The Midwife works with the doctor to give care to women having a baby, both before and for ten days after the baby is delivered. Antenatal appointments are now generally provided by the midwife at the hospital or satellite clinic. For further information please contact your Practice. To contact our Midwife please phone: 07795 604193.
A midwife is a qualified professional 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 endeavors to detect any problems and make relevant referrals if necessary.
At Golborne Medical, pregnant women can book urgent and routine appointments, or can be seen at our dedicated walk-in mother and baby clinic on Thursdays between 2pm and 4pm where a GP, Practice Nurse and a Health Visitor will be available.