Contacting your Practice when you first find out you’re pregnant promptly will help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your health needs and preferences – our reception team can assist in getting you the appropriate care. You can contact your Practice directly as soon as you know that you’re pregnant.
It’s best to see them as early as possible to obtain the information you need to have a healthy pregnancy.
The midwife works with the GP to give care to women having a baby, both before and for ten days after the baby is delivered. Your first antenatal appointment can be booked by contacting the reception team at the Practice. For further information, please contact your Practice.
The role of the midwife
A midwife is a qualified nurse who has undertaken further training to provide and promote normal midwifery.
They help you to prepare for motherhood and promote good health for yourself and your baby by advising on the effects of drinking, smoking and good diet whilst you are pregnant.
The midwife guides you through your pregnancy and endeavours to detect any problems and make relevant referrals if necessary.
Antenatal care in your area
This information provided by Aberdeen Maternity Hospital is to help you throughout your pregnancy, labour, delivery and afterwards. You may also find it useful to refer to the other sections such as “Coming into Hospital” and “General Information”.
Your antenatal care
When you first learn that you’re pregnant, get in touch with the Practice as soon as possible. Ideally this should be by week 10 of your pregnancy. Telling your Practice promptly will help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your health needs and preferences.
NHS Inform provides further details on all aspects of antenatal care.