Pregnancy and Maternity Services

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Our Pregnancy and Maternity provisions are delivered in conjunction with St. Michael’s Children’s Centre, Hazel Grove, Bedworth, WARKS. CV12 9DA, tel. 02476 313204.

Pregnancy

If you think you are pregnant, take a home pregnancy test to confirm this.

If this confirms you are, contact the surgery to make an appointment with the Midwife – you don’t need to see a GP.

If you think you are more than 10 weeks pregnant, contact St. Michael’s Children’s Centre (contact details above) to make the appointment.

Your first appointment will cover pre-birth (antenatal) care, address your concerns and issue your pregnancy notes (a pregnancy care plan with information and advice).

Your antenatal care is Midwife led – the majority of it will take place at St. Michael’s; our GPs provide a supporting role. A direct contact number for the Midwifery team is 02476 494171.

An incident in the local area has highlighted the significance of reduced fetal movements. The following video is a useful resource in highlighting this important issue and we would encourage all expectant families to watch it:

Movements matter – raising awareness of fetal movements


After the birth

Following the birth of your baby (post-natal / maternity period) you will be seen at home by the Midwife on: the day after discharge, days five & 10 – they will weigh your baby and liaise with the hospital.

From the 14th day after the birth, you will also be seen at home by a Health Visitor. They are community workers who receive notification of births and advise on childcare and family problems. They maintain contact through further home visits and monitor all children up to the age of five. A direct contact number for the Health Visiting team is 02476 314277.

All babies and children will receive appointments to attend for routine immunisations.


Mother and baby clinic

You should also book a Mother & Baby check for a post-natal examination at the surgery, eight weeks after the birth date – it is your responsibility to book this appointment, whilst the Midwife will advise you to do this, they will NOT do this for you.

Dedicated Mother & Baby clinics are held by Dr. Hickson (Monday afternoon) and Dr. Zurub (Tuesday afternoon).

Ad-hoc Mother & Baby checks are also carried out by Dr. Karir & Dr. Marston during routine surgery on any day.

If your baby is poorly, please don’t bring them to the clinic – this will help prevent the spread of infection to other babies.