Antenatal and Postnatal care


It is very important that you receive the appropriate Antenatal care and you should have your first appointment with the Midwifery team at 8-10 weeks

Arranging your antenatal appointments

You can contact the Midwifery teams direct by clicking on the links for more information and for on-line referral. has a helpful guide to Antenatal care and referring yourself to the hospital of your choice.

Most of our patients are booked with our two most local units - Princess Alexandra and Whipps Cross Hospitals.

Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow  

Whipps Cross Leytonstone 

if you are unable to self refer or prefer to go through the surgery please contact reception to book an appointment with our Health Care Assistant.

During your pregnancy we will send you reminders regarding the immunisations recommended for all pregnant women. If you have booked directly with the Maternity unit and have not received a text from us by 20 weeks please contact the surgery and leave a message for the Admin team.

Covid 19 vaccination in pregnancy

Covid 19 vaccination in pregnancy decision aid

Postnatal appointments

When you have had your baby the Midwifery Department will usually let us know and we will send you a letter inviting you to register your baby with us. If you have not received this letter by the time your baby is 3 weeks old please contact us as sometimes we have not been told your baby has arrived.

When your baby is 8 weeks old we will arrange an appointment for you both to attend so that you can have your postnatal check and your baby can have their Development check and immunisations. If you have not received this letter containing your postnatal appointment date by the time your baby is 6 weeks old please contact the surgery and leave a message for the Admin team

If you are unable to attend your postnatal appointment please let us know so that we can use the appointments for other patients. We will be happy re-book your check at another time.


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