Antenatal clinics with the midwife are held at the surgery. Doctors also look after their own maternity patients.
The community midwives are attached to the practice and will care for you both in the hospital and at home.
The community midwife may be contacted between Monday - Friday 08:30am - 13:00pm at their central office on 01494 425172.
Routine developmental assessment checks for under 5’s are done at the surgery by Dr Coggan, Dr Fletcher or our health visitors.
Most fevers (high temperatures) in children are not serious and are due to the common infections of childhood such as coughs, colds and other viral infections. However, sometimes a fever is a symptom of a serious infection.
The leaflet below gives some advice on how to look after a child with fever. The “traffic light” diagram (inside this leaflet, when folded) gives some pointers on when and where to seek advice in the local area.
If you are planning to have a baby you need to know more information about how to look after yourself and your unborn baby.
We can provide you with all the information you need to know to have a happy and healthy pregnancy.
Planning to become pregnant - Patient.co.uk
Before you try to get pregnant - NHS Choices
Everything you need to know about pregnancy - NHS Choices
Pregnancy Care Planner - NHS Choices
See how your baby will develop - NHS Choices
Work out your due date - NHS Choices Calulator tool
Videos from NHS Choices
A midwife explains the alternative options for women who don't want to give birth in hospital, and one mother describes her experience of giving birth at home.
A community midwife explains how a birth plan can help women make the right choices before and during labour.
Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is an unwelcome but perfectly normal part of pregnancy. In this video, a midwife describes the symptoms and how you can relieve them, while a group of mothers share their experiences.
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.
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 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.
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.
Wednesday 9.20 – 12.10 Simpson Centre
Thursday 9.20 – 12.00 Penn Surgery
RED BOOK NEEDED
“One of the most important things a parent can do is to ensure their child is immunised with the routine childhood vaccinations to keep them protected against infectious diseases.”
First immunisations are given at 8 weeks old followed by further doses at 12 & 16 weeks or as near to this time as possible.
The completion of the Childhood Schedule ends with the pre-leaving school booster at 13-16 years of age.
Premature babies are immunised with the same schedule, starting at 8 weeks after birth.
If anyone other than a parent brings the child in, a letter of permission for immunisation will be needed, if this is not available the child will NOT be immunised.
For more information please contact the surgery within opening hours.
Alternatively you can visit the Department of Health website.
From 1 September the meningococcal B (MenB) vaccine will be added to the routine childhood immunisation programme in England.
Please view the What to expect after vaccination - Red Book
View information on the Men B vaccine from NHS Choices.