Health Visitors & Midwifes

Midwives

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.
The New pregnancy information sheet will provide all the details you need. Pleaseclick here to view a copy

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 meet with a Health Visitor then they hold a weekly drop-in clinic at Hanham Methodist Church, Tuesday afternoons 1.30pm – 3.15pm.