A midwife from the hospital is attached to The Practice who looks after you both through your pregnancy and post natal. From time to time if the midwife is not available, you will see your own doctor for routine antenatal appointments. If you have a chronic condition then the midwife may refer you to the obstetrician or your doctor for additional care.
When you become pregnant please inform our Patient Navigator team and they can advise you on making an appointment or self-referral (see below for self-referral forms).
If you have any problems during your pregnancy please contact your midwife, GP or 111 during Out of Hours.
You can calculate your due date with this pregnancy calculator.
Antenatal care is the care and help you receive from health professionals during the course of your pregnancy. It is important you take good care of your own health and that of your unborn baby during pregnancy.
As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you should get in touch with us to find out more information on the services and support that are available to you.
Maternity self referral
When you are pregnant you can now refer yourself directly to the local hospital of your choice without needing to go through your GP:
- St George’s Hospital – Self-Referral Form
- Kingston Hospital – Self-Referral Website
- St Helier Hospital – Self-Referral Website
For more information, please visit the following websites:
Postnatal care extends for between 6-8 weeks after the birth of your baby. During this period, routine checks are carried out by the health visitor and you and your baby’s recovery is monitored.
During your postnatal care you will find out about feeding, potty training, illnesses, safety and more. You will be able to ask your health visitor questions and request advice.
- Birth to 5 years old guide– NHS Choices
- Breastfeeding Guide– NHS Choices
- Information and support– NetMums
- NCT – Wimbledon & District
8 week baby checks
Clinics are run by our GPs and the service is led by Dr Cunningham.
- By appointment from reception but we will contact you pro-actively to arrange this
- Run by doctor and practice nurse
- Well babies only please
- For eight week checks and immunisations
- For advice on feeding and development etc
Young Merton – Information for young people
For information about support for healthy living in Merton we recommend you follow this link to the Young Merton website which has up-to-date information on Keeping Safe and Healthy.