Baby and Maternity Clinics
Ante Natal Care
Once your pregnancy has been confirmed you have a choice. You can choose to see your GP for a referral to the local midwife team or you can refer yourself directly to the midwives.
Antenatal care is provided by the midwives in the Outpatients department at Sevenoaks Hospital each midwife has their own clinic times.
You will be given a named midwife and the aim is to provide most of your care for the ante natal and postnatal period and in the first 10 days after your baby is born you will be visited at home but not every day. On some occasions another member of the team may also provide your care.
You will enter into a trusting relationship with your midwife who will get to know you and your family unit towards a satisfactory and fulfilling outcome to your pregnancy.
Non urgent messages can be left for the midwives at Sevenoaks Hospital on 01732 470341 if at all possible please try to contact your midwife during her clinic time.
If you are delivering at Tunbridge Wells Hospital then queries about labour or urgent problems must be directed to 01892 633500.
If you are delivering elsewhere you must ring you individual clinic.
Ante Natal Care Timetable
Checks are carried out at certain time periods throughout your pregnancy starting with a booking which is carried out at Sevenoaks Hospital.
During your antenatal care you will also be introduced to your Health Visitor who will meet with you before you have your baby and in your early days at home with the baby.
The Sevenoaks Team of Midwives will offer Ante Natal classes at Springhouse on a Friday afternoon. Aqua natal and yoga classes are held separately within the area.
The Plan for your antenatal care is as follows but this is a guide only.
When you discover you are pregnant you visit your GP who will refer you to your midwife.
You will receive some information from the midwife, which will help you to decide where to deliver your baby as geographically you have several hospitals to choose from.
If you choose to book at Tunbridge Wells Hospital your booking visit will be at Sevenoaks Hospital and you will be cared for by the Sevenoaks Team of Midwives.
If you choose to book at another hospital you will be booked by your chosen hospital and then cared for by the Sevenoaks Team Midwives.
If you have seen the GP very early on in your pregnancy you will not hear from the midwife before 8 weeks.
- 8–11 weeks: A midwife will contact you and arrange your booking appointment.
- 16 weeks: See your midwife and collect blood results.
- 19 and 21 weeks: Anomaly Scan.
- 24–25 weeks: See your midwife.
- 28 weeks: See your midwife who will take more blood.
- 30–31 weeks: See your midwife and collect blood results.
- 36 weeks: See your midwife.
- 38 weeks: See your midwife.
- 40 weeks: See your midwife, at this appointment your 41 week appointment will be arranged.
- 41 weeks: Membrane sweep and induction date booked.
It is not always necessary if it is not your first pregnancy to see your midwife at 25 and 31 or even 40 weeks unless any concerns arising at booking or at the 20 week anomaly scan.
A Health Visitor will see every client post-delivery.
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