Family Planning, Maternity Care and Child Services
Family Planning Care
The Practice does provide full contraceptive services. A full range of contraceptive methods is available:
- barrier methods
- the Pill
- injectable contraceptives
- emergency ‘morning after’ contraception
- natural family planning
There is a confidential counselling service for all patients, including young people. Pregnancy tests, pregnancy counselling and referral for termination can be arranged if appropriate.
If you are planning a pregnancy, taking Folic Acid 400mcg per day helps to prevent spina bifida in babies.
If you suspect that you may be pregnant, please make an appointment with your Doctor in the usual way. If the pregnancy is confirmed, you will be invited to attend the antenatal clinics held at the surgery every Wednesday at 1.30 p.m. in conjunction with the midwives. You will need to make an appointment for a check-up six weeks after the birth of your baby. It is a good idea to arrange this check to coincide with your child’s six-week check-up.
Child Health Services
Checks should be performed:
- At birth
- Eight weeks
- Seven months
- Eighteen months