Patients with early pregnancy symptoms should attend their GP. They will be asked to make a ‘Booking In’ appointment by the Receptionists for 8-10 weeks with the midwife following their last menstrual period. They are asked to bring a urine sample.
Check out our Pregnancy Planner page
Our community midwives team are
|Liz Williams||RBH Community Midwife||–||07768 752562|
|Jenny Preston||NHH Community Midwife||–||07827 254852|
|Ria Jackson||NHH Community Midwife||–||07827 255194|
You will usually be seen by a Midwife at the following weeks:
|25 weeks||1ST BABY||GP|
|36 weeks||ALL||GP RBH Patients
MW NHH Patients
|40 weeks||1ST BABY||MW|
At 41+ weeks patients are offered a vaginal examination to sweep the membranes. This may be enough to begin labour without the need to be induced. An appointment will be made to attend the Delivery Suite where you will have booked to have your baby 10 -12 days after due date.
Great Western Hospital
Wiltshire SN3 6BB
Antenatal Clinic 01793 604071
Antenatal Appointments 01793 604070
Delivery Suite 01793 604575
Ultrasound Department 01793 604822
North Hampshire Hospital
Triage 01256 314790
Antenatal Clinic 01256 314720
Ultrasound 01256 314776
Switchboard 01256 473202
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Triage 0118 322 7303
Antenatal Clinic 0118 322 8059
We expect that by day 10 (discharge day) you should be well enough and are able to attend a postnatal clinic rather than needing further home visits.
Maternity Clinic at Newbury Hospital (WBCH)
(Based in the Children’s Clinic area of Newbury Community Hospital)
Monday – Sunday from 9.30am
Rookes Way, Thatcham RG18 3AS
Tel: 01635 273387 between 08.30am – 9.30am
Maternity Clinic at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
(Based in the Fertility Clinic Area of Maternity Unit, Level 2)
Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 9.30am – 4.00pm
Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading RG1 5AN
Tel: 0118 322 8059 between 8.30am – 9.30am
www.rbhmaternity.co.uk – Patient Information Leaflets can be downloaded.
www.infochoice.org – Information about options of procedures for births, breach, epidurals.
www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.com – National Childbirth Trust Information
www.nhs.uk/Planners/pregnancycareplanner/Pages/PregnancyHome.aspx – NHS pregnancy guide.
www.dsa-uk.co./frameset.htm – Downs Syndrome Association
www.eatwell.gov.uk – detailed information about healthy eating and drinking