Ante-Natal clinic

Updated on 23rd January 2013 at 2:36 pm

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The ante-natal clinic is every Tuesday 1.30pm to  4.30pm by appointment only – please contact reception on 0191 2662215.

When you first learn that you’re pregnant, get in touch with a midwife or GP as soon as possible. Ideally this should be by 10 weeks of your pregnancy. Telling your GP and/or midwife promptly will help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your health needs and preferences.  You can book an appointment with your GP or directly with your midwife as soon as you know that you’re pregnant.

It’s best to see them as early as possible to obtain the information you need to have a healthy pregnancy, and because some tests, such as screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia should be done before you’re 10 weeks’ pregnant.

If you have special health needs, your midwife, GP or obstetrician may take shared responsibility for your maternity care. This means they will all see you during your pregnancy.

Let your midwife know if you have a disability that means you have special requirements for your antenatal appointments or for labour.

What is antenatal care?

Starting your antenatal care

How many appointments you’ll have

Your first visit and booking appointment

Later visits

Checking your baby’s development and wellbeing

Your maternity notes

Pregnancy week by week visual guide