If you are newly pregnant, you are asked to make an appointment with your GP. We will arrange your first scan and discuss whether there any health issues that need to be addressed immediately.
You are then asked to make an appointment with the community midwives for a booking appointment. This booking appointment will be a much longer appointment and will include some screening blood tests. The midwives request that you make this appointment before you are 10 weeks pregnant.
We are lucky enough to be located right next door to Wallingford Community Hospital which houses St George's Ward, the Wallingford Midwife Led Unit. Our community midwives are based here and so run their clinics from this building rather than running a clinic at our surgery. Mothers whose pregnancies are deemed low risk can choose to deliver at the MLU which is always a popular choice. More information is available on their website.
Wallingford Maternity and Birthing Centre
Wallingford Community Hospital
Wallingford OX10 9DU
Tel: 01491 826037
Helpful information about pregnancy can be found here
We offer all women and their babies an appointment at 8 weeks after the birth. This appointment is an opportunity to review how you are recovering and to deal with any outstanding problems. Contraception can be discussed at this appointment if you wish. The doctor will also examine your baby and give the first set of immunisations.
You may find it helpful to have read the leaflet about contraception after having a baby before coming to your appointment.
Further information about the immunisations given to babies is available here.