Pregnancy and Post-Natal Care

To contact a midwife please phone the Cotswold Maternity Unit, Chipping Norton on:

01608 648222

Antenatal Care

The care of pregnant women is shared between the GP and the midwife and all your antenatal care can be at the health centre.

The midwife likes to see newly pregnant women by the 10th week of pregnancy for a booking appointment which may last up to one hour with opportunities to discuss place of delivery, health and lifestyle issues and antenatal screening. Thereafter the antenatal appointments are planned to meet the needs of the individual woman with care being given by the midwife and the GPs.  Consultant care is provided at the John Radcliffe Hospital or the Horton Hospital as needed.

Partners are welcome to attend antenatal appointments.

A midwife from Chipping Norton Maternity Unit attends the surgery once a week to hold antenatal clinics. Currently her clinics are held on Fridays, but if you are unable to attend on a Friday it is also possible to be seen at Chipping Norton.

Postnatal care

When you come home from hospital with your baby you will be visited at home by a member of the Community Midwife Team who will be able to give you advice and support on care of your baby. She will arrange further visits wither at home or at the midwifery drop in centre until the baby is 10 – 28 days old. Thereafter the care is handed over to our health visitor.

For the mother, you need to make a doctor’s appointment at the surgery for 6 weeks after the birth for a review of the pregnancy and a postnatal examination. If you have any problems before that appointment then contact your midwife or a GP.

For information about breastfeeding and where to get local advice and support, please see the leaflet below produced by the practice.