There is a midwife led antenatal clinic held at the surgery every Friday morning.

This saves a trip up to the hospital for every appointment. These are the same midwives that the mums-to-be will meet when they actually have their baby at Arrowe Park, but they also see mums-to-be who choose to have their baby at The Women's or other hospitals.

Don't forget an annual flu vaccine is now recommended for pregnant mums in Autumn, and after 16 weeks of pregnancy pregnant mums also need a whooping cough vaccine booster. This is to stop very little babies getting whooping cough and flu. 

The mum's immune system can protect the baby against both these serious diseases for the first weeks, until baby's own immune system is more fully developed and he or she can have their own vaccinations.

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