Please let us know as soon as you know you are pregnant (and preferably before the seventh week) so that we can book you in for antenatal care. Green Team midwives attached to St George’s hold an antenatal clinic every Monday morning in the surgery, although we can also book you into other maternity units. Don’t forget to take Folic Acid and Vit D supplements (Pregnacare or equivalent) as early on as you can, or come to see us for pre-conception advice.
- If you can, make sure your smear tests are up to date before pregnancy as we can’t do cervical smears in pregnancy
- Influenza vaccination is recommended as soon as you find out you are pregnant
- Whooping Cough vaccination (to protect your newborn baby) from 28 weeks pregnancy
After the baby arrives your midwife or health visitor will keep you informed of the relevant steps, however the doctors would also like to see you at 6 weeks for a post natal check.