If you have had a positive pregnancy test (home kit or other) – Please telephone or call into the surgery to register the pregnancy with the practice, and complete a white form, which will be collected by the Midwifery team.
The Midwifery Team are based at Cossham Birth centre on 0117 3408470, they like to see patient between 8-10 week for the Booking appointment and then continue to look after you throughout your pregnancy
However sometimes due to workload, this may occasionally be exceeded.
The Department of Health advise:
- Women should take folic acid before pregnancy and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy to reduce the risk of spinal deformities (spina bifida). You can buy it over the counter in the pharmacy.
- If you smoke – it is important to STOP SMOKING during pregnancy as it increases the risk of having a miscarriage, premature birth or a low birth weight baby.
If you are unsure about continuing your pregnancy, please telephone:
Pregnancy Advisory Service: Tel 01179276362 (24hr number)