Antenatal Care


The Midwife works with the doctor to give care to women having a baby, both before and for ten days after the baby is delivered. Ante-natal appointments are now generally provided by the midwife at the hospital or satellite clinic. For further information please contact your Practice.

The role of the midwife

A midwife is a qualified nurse who has undertaken further training to provide and promote normal midwifery.

They help you to prepare for motherhood and promote good health for yourself and your baby by advising on the effects of drinking, smoking and good diet whilst you are pregnant.

The midwife guides you through your pregnancy and endeavours to detect any problems and make relevant referrals if necessary.

Your antenatal care

When you first learn that you’re pregnant, you can self-refer your pregnancy. If you prefer you can call the Central Booking office on 0141 347 8422. Ideally this should be within the first 10 weeks of your pregnancy. Telling your midwife promptly will help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your health needs and preferences.

NHS Inform provides further details on all aspects of antenatal care.