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Pregnancy & Babies

Planning your Pregnancy

If you are planning to have a baby you need to know more information about how to look after yourself and your unborn baby.

We can provide you with all the information you need to know to have a happy and healthy pregnancy.

External Sites:

Before you try to get pregnant - NHS Choices

Everything you need to know about pregnancy - NHS Choices

Pregnancy Care Planner - NHS Choices

See how your baby will develop - NHS Choices

Work out your due date - NHS Choices Calulator tool

Videos from NHS Choices

A midwife explains the alternative options for women who don't want to give birth in hospital, and one mother describes her experience of giving birth at home.

A community midwife explains how a birth plan can help women make the right choices before and during labour.

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) is an unwelcome but perfectly normal part of pregnancy. In this video, a midwife describes the symptoms and how you can relieve them, while a group of mothers share their experiences.

Antenatal Care

Antenatal care is the care and help you receive from health professionals during the course of your pregnancy. It is important you take good care of your own health and that of your unborn baby during pregnancy.

Are You Pregnant?

If you are pregnant you are now able to self-refer your care to Lister Hospital without contacting your GP here at Wallace House. The Lister Hospital positively encourages those who have recently become pregnant who would like to self-refer to download the form provided below and email it to earlybirdbooking.enh-tr@nhs.net

External Sites:

The Pregnancy Care Planner - NHS Choices

Antenatal Care - Lifestyle Advice - NHS Choices

Videos from NHS Choices:

Antenatal screening helps you manage your pregnancy better and lets you know how your baby is progressing. Two mums talk about what screening involves.

 

Postnatal Care

Postnatal care extends for between 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby. During this period, routine checks are carried out by the health visitor and you and your baby's recovery is monitored.

During your postnatal care you will find out about feeding, potty training, illnesses, safety and more. You will be able to ask your health visitor questions and request advice.

External Sites:

Birth to 5 years old guide - NHS Choices

Breastfeeding Guide - NHS Choices

Information and support - NetMums

Support for new mum's - NCT

Videos from NHS Choices

Busy mums talk about how they fit exercise into life with a newborn baby and experts explain what's safe and what's not after you've given birth.