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Antenatal Care

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.

Midwife

The Midwife works with the Doctor to give care to women having a baby, both before birth and for ten days after the baby is delivered.

Ante-natal Clinics

North Tyneside Residents

Our ante-natal clinic runs weekly on a Wednesday afternoon between 13:00 – 15:30 by appointment only and is ran by our North Tyneside Community Midwife, Megan McLoughlin.

Once your pregnancy has been confirmed by one of our GPs or Advanced Nurse practitioner, you will be referred to the appropriate midwife who will then contact you to make the 1st booking appointment.

You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy by the Midwife and/or Doctor and at hospital (please always bring a urine sample in a clean bottle to your antenatal appointment).

Your immediate postnatal care will be provided by the Midwife team, with your postnatal check being provided by one of our GPs at the practice around 6 to 8 weeks after the birth. Our admin team will send an appointment for this check once we receive the post natal discharge from the hospital.

You will be provided with contact telephone numbers to enable you to contact a Midwife at any time if you have concerns or problems.

Newcastle Residents

Our ante-natal clinic runs Fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon between 13:30 – 16:00 by our Newcastle area Community Midwife Jennifer Hassnip.

Once your pregnancy has been confirmed by one of our GPs or Advanced Nurse practitioner, you will be referred to the appropriate midwife who will then contact you to make the 1st booking appointment.

You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy by the Midwife and/or Doctor and at hospital (please always bring a urine sample in a clean bottle to your antenatal appointment).

Your immediate postnatal care will be provided by the Midwife team, with your postnatal check being provided by one of our GPs at the practice around 6 to 8 weeks after the birth. Our admin team will send an appointment for this check once we receive the post natal discharge from the hospital.

You will be provided with contact telephone numbers to enable you to contact a Midwife at any time if you have concerns or problems.

The role of the midwife

A Midwife is a qualified nurse who has undertaken further training to provide and promote normal midwifery.

They help you to prepare for motherhood and promote good health for yourself and your baby by advising on the effects of drinking, smoking and good diet whilst you are pregnant.

The Midwife guides you through your pregnancy and endeavours to detect any problems and make relevant referrals if necessary.

Your antenatal care

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.

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