Community midwives and doctors provide both antenatal and postnatal care. Appointments with GP’s are provided within normal surgery
Community midwives and doctors provide both antenatal and postnatal care. Appointments with GP’s are provided within normal surgery sessions. Community Midwives attached to the practice hold ante-natal clinics. The practice does not feel able to support home confinement. Individual cases may be discussed in advance with the community midwife.
Finding Out You’re Pregnant
As soon as you suspect or know you are pregnant, we recommend you make an appointment with Morecambe Bay local maternity services as soon as possible.
In Morecambe Bay, your first midwife appointment can be arranged by an online self-referral form to UHMB maternity services, which can be found here: https://forms.uhmb.nhs.uk/maternity/
If you are unable to complete the online self-referral form, you can contact the community midwifery team directly by telephone, or via your GP, or be referred via a social worker or the support agency you are working with.
You don’t need to see a GP before seeing a midwife unless you specifically want to. Midwives can inform your GP of your pregnancy and update them on your care and progress.
If you think you might be pregnant, you can perform a home pregnancy test. Find out more from the NHS website here: https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/trying-for-a-baby/doing-a-pregnancy-test/
‘When you find out you’re pregnant’ – link to Morecambe Bay maternity services here: https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/our-services/services/maternity-services/when-you-find-out-youre-pregnant
Read more about ‘Health things you should know in pregnancy’ here: https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/finding-out/health-things-you-should-know-in-pregnancy/
Further general pregnancy information can also be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/