Pregnancy and maternity services
Our Antenatal and Maternity provisions are delivered in conjunction with St. Michael’s Children’s Centre, Hazel Grove, Bedworth CV12 9DA, tel. 02476 313204.
Are you pregnant?
- If you believe that you may be pregnant, please take a home pregnancy test to confirm this.
- If the test confirms you are pregnant, please make an appointment with our Community Midwife, Lara Kinlock
- You do not need to see a Doctor first
Lara is based at St. Michael’s, however your first appointment (the ‘Booking Clinic’) will take place here at the surgery. At this appointment, Lara will discuss all other aspects of your antenatal care, address any concerns you may have and will issue you with your pregnancy notes – this is a confidential plan of care for you to follow through your pregnancy, along with leaflets and literature to advise on your care throughout your pregnancy and maternity period.
The remainder of your antenatal care will take place at St. Michaels, which Lara will discuss with you. Our Doctors generally provide a supporting role to you throughout your pregnancy and post natal period, as your care is predominantly Midwife-led. However, your Doctor will still be available for consultation during your antenatal care should you or the Community Midwife consider this necessary and or should any acute problems occur.
Due to an incident in the local area has raised the significance of reduced fetal movements. The following video is a useful resource in highlighting this important issue and we would encourage all expectant families to watch it:
Movements matter - raising awareness of fetal movements
After the birth
The Community Midwife will then see you at home, following the birth of your baby (normally on the day after you return from hospital, day five after your return and day 10). The Community Midwife will weigh your child and liaise with the hospital following your discharge.
Community Midwives Direct Line: 02476 494171
Health Visitors are advisors on childcare and family problems, they work in the community with the family Doctors. They are notified of births, and they visit from the 14th day after birth. They maintain contact thereafter by further home visits and monitor all children up to the age of 5 years. All babies and children will receive appointments to attend for routine immunisation. Their direct number is 024 76314277.
Mother and baby clinic
During your home visit following the birth of your baby, the Community Midwife will advise you to book into our Mother and Baby Clinic for a post natal examination, six weeks following delivery. Please note, the Community Midwife does NOT book these appointments, they must be booked by yourself. We run dedicated clinics, led by Drs. Godfrey, Hickson and Zurub, on the following dates and times:
Monday : 3.00pm to 3.30pm : Dr Hickson
Tuesday : 2.00pm to 3.30pm : Dr Zurub
Any other day Dr Karir and Dr Marston will also carry out six week checks. They do this during routine surgery on any day.