Mother & Baby Resources
Are you planning to become pregnant?
To support you to have a healthy start for you and your baby, it is important to arrange your antenatal booking appointment by the 10th week of your pregnancy. You can self refer for your delivery and midwife support by completing this form
You can also call the Antenatal Booking Centre on 020 8401 3000 text 4202
What happens after you have had a baby
Appointments following the birth of your baby are usually arranged once we receive notification from the hospital that you have given birth and this happens around 8 weeks after the baby is born. We will arrange your baby's 8 week check at the surgery in person, with you.
For your post natal check we will do this either via phone or video prior to your baby check appointment to discuss any concerns. The link below gives you some ideas about what you might wish to discuss. Before you come with your baby to the baby check appointment it is really important that you register the baby with the surgery before your appointment on the day.
Our experienced nursing team will call you to discuss your babies vaccination prior to your attendance at the surgery, they will talk about the risks and benefits of each vaccinartion and what to watch our for following the vaccination.
Please discuss any concerns you have with them when they call. They are also available to speak to you via telephone or video in the days of the vaccination. Simply call reception and ask to speak to our nursing team.
Further Information on Vaccines for Children
- Rotavirus Vaccine Information
- Meningitis Vaccine Information
- Pneumococcal Vaccine for Babies and Children
- Hib/Men C Vaccine Information
- MMR Vaccine Information
Guidance on delivering child immunisations during COVID-19
Guidance to keep you safe when attending your vaccination appointment
While coronavirus has put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community. We recommend that you [attend/book in for] your next scheduled appointment – see www.nhs.uk/vaccinations for details on when they are due.
Travelling to and from your appointment
When travelling to and from your appointment, please follow guidelines which include travelling by car, bike or on foot if possible, keeping a safe distance from others and washing your hands regularly. For more details, go to www.gov.uk and search ‘staying safe outside your home’.
When attending your appointment
When attending your appointment, we will be putting in place a range of measures to minimise any risk of COVID-19:
- social distancing measures will be observed;
- we may have asked you to attend your appointment at a clinic that is not at your usual venue;
- the appointment may take longer than usual.
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, our service may have a reduced number of appointment slots available. If you choose not to attend your appointment, please contact your GP practice. It is always helpful for us to know why so we can help you with any concerns you might have. If you still don’t wish to attend the appointment, it can be offered to someone else.
You must NOT attend an appointment if you or any member of your household are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self-isolating. If this applies to you, please contact your GP practice so that you can reschedule your appointment for a different time.
If you are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been shielding, please contact your GP practice for the latest advice on what to do.
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