If you found out you are pregnant, there are simple steps we have outlined for you so that you can look after yourself and the baby.
1. Self-referral to the midwife via 023 92523651. (Blakes Maternity ward)
2. Take any vitamin supplement that contains a minimum of 400 mcg of folic acid. If you have known diabetes, previous pregnancy complications (malformations) or on antiepileptics, please discuss with the midwife or doctor, you would need Folic acid 5 mg during first 12 weeks of the pregnancy.
3. Prescription exemption Form – Your prescription is free during pregnancy and until your baby is one year old. Please contact Brockhurst Medical Centre or your midwife.
4. The antenatal schedule to follow during pregnancy. (Click on the link)
5. Local Maternity department information Portsmouth. (Click on the link)
It is vital that all pregnant females should have influenza during the pregnancy and vaccine to prevent a Whooping cough around 28 weeks. Please contact Brockhurst Medical Centre or the Midwives to arrange the vaccination.
1. Please liaise with the health visitor and the Midwife to seek the necessary support during the initial first few weeks.
2. Please contact Brockhurst Medical Centre or the health visitor if you have any of the following
a. Feeling low, anxious or struggling to cope
b. Any other health concerns regarding the baby (poor weight gain, poor feeding)
c. Any personal health concerns.
d. Any social situations affecting you or your baby’s health (for, eg, Domestic violence)
You and your child would need check-up by the Doctor at six weeks.
Childhood Immunizations are vital for your child’s immunity. Please make sure you arrange an appointment with our nurse. If you have any question regarding immunisation, please book an appointment with one of our team members.
Immunisation Schedule (Please click here)
Please contact us if you have any other questions regarding pregnancy and after the delivery of your child.