The Midwife teamwork with the doctors to provide care and advice to all pregnant women. They are available to give advice on your options for antenatal care, where you can give birth (including at home) and how best to look after yourself and your partner when trying for a baby and during pregnancy.
The midwives run antenatal clinics, birth preparation classes, and a home birth support group with other local midwives. Antenatal clinic visits are available with either the midwife or the doctor.
You will need a Booking Appointment with the midwives when you are 8 - 11 weeks pregnant . Just pick up a pregnancy pack from Reception, complete the Booking form and leave with us. The midwife team will then be in touch to arrange your appointment.
If you need to speak to the midwives they are based at the Cadbury Heath Health Centre and are contactable on 0117 9805 737
The Health Visitors
For Mums and Children…
Your health visitor is a qualified nurse with further training. Health visitors work with your doctor, midwife, district nurse and school nurse. Together we are called a primary health care team.
They are able to give information and advice to people on how to stay healthy. They can also help with…
- Health in pregnancy
- Postnatal care
- Child development and behaviour management
- Childhood immunisations
- All aspects of child health & infections
- Promoting a healthy lifestyle
- Providing advice and support to meet the needs of older people
- Help you to assess your health needs
- Providing information about services and agencies
- Offering services to meet Patients' Charter
- Offering support and information to the bereaved
If you wish to speak with a Health Visitor, they can be contacted on 0117 340 8434 or you can attend the drop-in clinic held at Hanham Surgery every Thursday afternoon, 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
The Health Visiting Team also hold a Breast Feeding Support Group (BIB) at the Elliot Building within Samuel Whites School, Hanham. They meet Every Tuesday 1.15pm - 2.45pm.