Planning your pregnancy
The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.
Before You are Pregnant
Your Pregnancy and Labour
You and Your Baby
General Pregnancy Topics
Pre-conception advice is offered. We offer a full range of maternity services with the help of our community midwife.
Please make an initial antenatal booking appointment with the midwife at 6-8 weeks of pregnancy. Antenatal clinics and classes are held regularly. Postnatal care is shared between the midwives, health visitors and doctors.
Deliveries are arranged for either The North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke or Frimley Park Hospital. If you are looking to have a home birth, this can be discussed with your Midwife.
Once you've had your baby, please make a 30 minute appointment with your doctor for the 6-8 week postnatal check for you and your baby.
All the doctors provide a confidential family planning service. You can ask to see one of the female doctors if you prefer. For coil (IUCD) insertions and contraceptive implants please ask for an appointment with Dr Pizzotti or Dr Williams (IUCD only), who are both based at our Odiham practice.
A range of free, confidential services and advice is also available at your local Sexual Health Clinic. This includes:
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Emergency contraception ('morning after pill')
- Pregnancy testing
- HIV testing and treatment
- Free condoms
- Psychosexual counselling
- Sexual health promotion
- Chlamydia testing and treatment
- Unplanned pregnancy
To find your local clinic, text clinic8 plus your postcode to 66777, call 0300 300 2016 or visit www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk
Local Family Planning clinics can be found at www.fpa.org.uk.