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Baby and Child Care

Antenatal Care

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.

Community Midwives - Information on Clinic Dates, Midwives and Contact details for ante-natal care.

For more information, please visit the following websites.

External Sites:
NCT - The UK's largest charity for parents

Download the NHS Pregnancy Tracker for your Desktop, find out more here. - NHS Choices

The Pregnancy Care Planner - NHS Choices

Antenatal Care - Lifestyle Advice - NHS Choices

Videos from NHS Choices:

Antenatal screening helps you manage your pregnancy better and lets you know how your baby is progressing. Two mums talk about what screening involves.

 

Childhood Immunisations

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.

Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.

Find out which jabs your child needs, when they need them, and what the benefits of each jab are.

Please call the surgery to make an appointment.

For more infomation please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Vaccinations for you and your family - NHS Choices

 

Postnatal Care

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.

External Sites:

NCT - The UK's largest charity for parents

La Leche League GB

National Breastfeeding Helpline

Choosing where to access care after birth - NHS Choices

Birth to 5 years old guide - NHS Choices

Breastfeeding Guide - NHS Choices

Information and support - NetMums

Support for new mum's - NCT

Videos from NHS Choices

Busy mums talk about how they fit exercise into life with a newborn baby and experts explain what's safe and what's not after you've given birth.