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Welcome to Haven Health -a part of Suffolk Primary Care

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Ante Natal Care, Post Natal Care and Health Visiting

 

Important: it is recommended by the Department of Health that pregnant women undergo immunization against the ‘Flu virus this winter. Please click here to go to our ‘Flu Information Page. Please see the bottom of the page for information about our Health Visiting Service.

 

If you are pregnant, you can choose to receive your ante-natal care here at the surgery. Our surgery Midwife Caroline holds a clinic here at the surgery every Thursday. Your care will be based around the milestones set out in the table below. 

 

If you need to contact a Midwife during the week, please call 01473 702666 between 8am - 6pm.

 

We don’t do pregnancy tests here at the surgery, please confirm that you are pregnant with a home test. When you realise that you are pregnant, contact the surgery so we can put your name down in the Midwife's book.  She will then contact you to make an appointment to see you when you are 8 weeks, this appointment will take approx one hour.  If you are otherwise fit and healthy you don’t need to see a GP.

 

The Oaks Childrens Centre  

 

The Oaks Children's Centre
Grange Road
Felixstowe
Suffolk
IP11 2LA

01394 694 750

 

The Oaks Childrens Centre has open Midwife drop in sessions on Mondays 9am till 12midday and Tuesdays 9am till 11.30am.

To book breastfeeding workshops and antenatal classes please call: 01394 694 750.

 

 Schedule of Maternity Ante Natal Care: 

  

When

Why

With Whom

Where

6–10 Weeks

Booking:  History, BP, BMI, MSU

Screening advice (leaflet)

Full booking blood tests

Dietary advice including vitamin D and folic acid supplements

Lifestyle and smoking cessation advice

Plan of antenatal care

Choices leaflet

Hand held Maternity records completed and given to patient

 

Midwife

 

Surgery

11–13 weeks

Dating scan and combined screening blood test for Downs Syndrome

Ultrasonographers

Hospital

 

14–16 weeks

Antenatal check

Discuss screening results

Triple test if required

Midwife

Surgery/Children’s Centre

20 weeks

Mid trimester scan

Ultrasonographers

Hospital

 

23–25 weeks

 

1st pregnancy

Antenatal check

Mat B1 form

Book antenatal classes/BF workshop

File blood results and order Anti D if Rh neg

 

Midwife

 

 

Surgery/Children’s Centre/Home

 

28 weeks

Antenatal check

Blood tests

Give Anti D if Rh neg

MRSA swab if Elective LSCS/Health worker

GTT (if indicated)

 

Midwife

Surgery

31 weeks

1st pregnancy

Antenatal check

 

Midwife/GP

Surgery

 

34 weeks

Antenatal check

Discuss results of blood tests

Information regarding BF, vit K, labour,

postnatal care

Midwife/GP

Surgery/Children’s Centre

 

36 weeks

Antenatal check

Presentation check

Book home birth if requested, complete home birth checklist (Appendix 5)

Birth plan

Give information leaflet – Looking forward to your baby

 

Midwife

 

Home

 

 

38 weeks

Antenatal check

Weight check

Midwife/GP

Surgery/Children’s Centre

40 weeks

1st pregnancy

Antenatal check

Discussion of management of prolonged pregnancy (give induction of labour leaflet)

Offer membrane sweep

Midwife/GP

Surgery/Children’s Centre

 

41 weeks

Antenatal check

Offer membrane sweep

Offer induction of labour 12-14 days past EDD

 

Midwife

Surgery/Children’s centre

Post Natal Care/Health Visitors

 

Once baby is born, your care will be handed over to your Health Visitor who will initially visit you at home. You will be offered a six week check for your baby, and you can attend the weekly baby clinics at the surgery on Tuesday afternoons-these sessions are open and no appointment is necessary.

 

Health Visitors are an integral part of the NHS Community Health Services.  All Health Visitors are qualified Nurses and/or Midwives, with additional specialist training and experience in Child Health, Health promotion and Education. They offer practical support and advice in diverse situations. Health Visitors, as nurses, are subject to a professional code of conduct which requires them to act in the best interests of the client.

 

All families with a child under 5 have a named Health Visitor or Health Visiting Team who can advise on all aspects of care.

 

 For example:

 

  • behaviour

  • feeding

  • immunisation

  • parenting

  • sleeping

  • special needs

  • teething

 

 

 

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