Maternity Services

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.

For more information, please visit the following websites.

External websites

The Pregnancy Care Planner

Antenatal Care – Lifestyle Advice

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.

The St Mary’s team of midwives serves our practice and see patients at St Mary’s for both booking and follow-up appointments.

Please let the receptionist know if you need an antenatal appointment.

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

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.