Our maternity services within the practice are mainly undertaken by our team of very experienced midwives, based at Wigan hospital. The midwives provide full antenatal cover with weekly clinics at the surgery. In-patient maternity care is usually provided at Wigan Infirmary.
Post natal care is provided at home by the same team of midwives who looked after you during your pregnancy, thus ensuring good continuity of care throughout the ante-natal and post-natal period.
If you need advice before trying for pregnancy, please make an appointment to discuss this with one of the doctors. They may arrange some blood tests and give advice on what to do and what to avoid.
If you discover you are pregnant, please arrange to see one of the doctors, who will arrange for you to see the midwives within a few weeks, for an explanation of the way maternity services will affect you and to arrange some blood tests and a scan. The midwives will then arrange to follow you through pregnancy as needed.
If you have any problems that you are worried about or any other illnesses whilst you are pregnant, please see your doctor.
Post natal checks are offered at the surgery for you and your baby at 6 weeks.