Pregnancy / New Baby

Trying for a baby?

If you are planning to conceive for the first time, or if you are planning another pregnancy, there is more information and advice here:

Conception and Getting pregnant

Planning another pregnancy

During Pregnancy

If you have had a positive home pregnancy test and you believe yourself to be pregnant, unless you are having complications or wish to discuss the pregnancy further, there is no need to visit your GP.

Contact the surgery and book an appointment with the midwife for around 6 – 10 weeks after your last menstrual cycle. Midwife ‘booking in’ appointments get filled very quickly so please try to contact us as soon as possible. Please allow 1 hour for this appointment.

Not sure if you are pregnant? Signs and Symptoms of pregnancy

Read about your babies development in this week by week guide Your pregnancy week by week

More information on how to stay healthy, what to expect during pregnancy and as the baby is born Pregnancy and baby guide

Antenatal care is usually carried out by your community midwife, click the link for more information Your antenatal care

You can sign up with start4life to receive weekly emails and videos offering support during your pregnancy

After your baby is born

What you need to do:

  • Register your baby as soon after the birth as possible. (please bring your babies birth certificate)
  • Our practice safeguarding policy stipulates that at least one adult with parental responsibility is also registered with the practice.
  • If you or your baby have no concerns there is no need to see your GP until your baby is 8 weeks old.
  • At 8weeks the surgery will contact you with an appointment to see the GP for a baby assessment, if the baby is fit and well we will offer your child their 1st baby immunisations
    • Click on the link for vaccinations or speak to your Midwife/Health Visitor or GP. –   Vaccination schedule
  • You should receive contact from the Health Visitor community team.
  • Sign up for emails and videos offering support during your child’s early years – start4life


Information and what to expect – Breastfeeding Advice

and for further support –