Routine antenatal check-ups are available with our qualified midwife at the practice.
These are available at Linthorpe site, 4 days per week
Contact the GP surgery either by e consult if you have discovered you are pregnant, it is important to access antenatal care as soon as possible. Continuous antenatal care will be provided by a group of midwives working within the surgery who will co- ordinate care with other health professionals if required.
A few pointers
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A booking appointment (90 minutes) is required with a midwife ideally by 12 weeks
When contacting the GP surgery if you are more than 12 weeks pregnant or a midwife booking appointment is not available before 12 weeks of pregnancy you will be signposted appropriately.
For any urgent advice or to speak to a midwife call the advice line (24/7) available on 01609 763093
Pregnant women are advised to commence folic acid 400 micrograms. For those with a BMI of 30 and over a prescription is required from the GP for 5 milligrams.
Vitamin D is also advised 1000iu (25 micrograms)
MATB1 forms if required are routinely issued at 25 or 28 week antenatal appointments with the community midwife – please do not book an appointment to request a MATB1 form.
For further advice please review the healthy start website
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