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474 Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Berks.
RG40 3RG
Tel: (0118) 973 2678
Fax: 0118 973 3689
24 Hr Emergency: 111 (NHS 111)
Flu Clinic Information 2011

Pregnancy

Ante-natal 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 Sites:

Download the NHS Pregnancy Tracker for your Desktop, find out more here. - NHS Choices

The Pregnancy Care Planner - NHS Choices

Antenatal Care - Lifestyle Advice - NHS Choices

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.

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:

Choosing where to access care after birth - NHS Choices

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.

Family Planning

The surgery provides a range of health services and advice for family planning and you may choose to see the family planning nurse or a doctor.

For emergency contraception you should make an appointment with the family planning nurse.

Teenagers can be re-assured of full confidentiality and impartial advice at all times. Patients may also ask for advice concerning infertility and the possible options and treatments available.

Our family planning clinics offer free, confidential advice and information about contraception and sexual health.

We provide a range of services including:

  • confidential advice about contraception
  • the combined oral contraceptive pill
  • the progestogen-only pill
  • progestogen injections
  • free emergency contraceptio
  • confidential advice about STIs
  • cervical screening
  • unplanned pregnancy advice
  • pre-conception advice and fertility awareness information

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites

Planning a Pregnancy - NHS Choices

Cervical Screening - NHS Choices

The Facts about Contraception - NHS Choices

Maternity

Your maternity care is alternated between the doctor and the community midwife and they run a full range of services from the surgery. It is important you attend your appointments regularly so that both your babies and your health can be monitored.