If you have had a positive pregnancy test please phone us or call The Surgery to register the pregnancy with the practice. You need to complete the Pregnancy Registration Form, which will be collected by the Midwifery team. Form is available in our Surgery or you can fill it in online here.

The Midwifery Team are based at Cossham Birth Centre on 0117 340 8470, 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 (called Spina Bifida). You can buy it 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. To get advice on how to stop smoking please click here

If you are unsure about continuing your pregnancy, please:

Pregnancy Apps

There is a range of Apps available to track the progress of your pregnancy, more information is here

Useful resources:

Antenatal checks on the NHS
NHS Pregnancy and baby guide (online)
Screening tests pdf leafletScreening tests leaflet.pdf
The Pregnancy BookPregnancy book.pdf
North Bristol Trust centralised Maternity Booking