Antenatal Clinic

The clinic is run by the Midwife each Wednesday from 9.00 a.m. A full range of maternity services are provided for the patients at this clinic.

All consultations are by appointment only.

At the first antenatal visit expectant mothers are seen by the Midwife.

During this consultation...

  • The date of the last menstrual period is checked.
  • A referral is made to the hospital - (Shared Care)

What happens when you attend the Antenatal Clinic?

  • A Blood Pressure reading is taken at every visit
  • Urine is tested at every visit
  • After the first sixteen weeks of pregnancy your baby’s heart will be listened to regularly, and monitored.
  • Any general advice and questions about your pregnancy will be discussed fully with you and any worries and/or concerns addressed.

Advice will be given on request about:

  • Healthy eating - and what foods should be avoided
  • Smoking cessation
  • Alcohol consumption

Home confinement can be arranged - please speak to your midwife for details.

Hospital Births can be arranged in:

  • The Consultant Unit at Royal Preston Hospital
  • The Midwife-led Unit at Chorley Hospital.

Please speak to either the midwife or Health Visitor if you would like to make use of this service.

Postnatal Care

Following the birth the midwife always visits the mother and baby upon discharge from hospital, and they are responsible for their care for up to 28 days if necessary.

Discharge can be as early as 10 days after delivery.

The midwife’s role is to care for both mother and baby, paying particular attention to physical and psychological health, breast- and bottle-feeding, and postnatal exercises.

The midwife will also liaise with the G.P. and Health Visitor when appropriate.

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