Once your pregnancy has been confirmed by a GP they will arrange for a midwife to contact you to arrange your first consultation.
Pregnancy and Flu Vaccinations
Pregnant women are at increased risk of getting serious complications from flu, compared with other healthy adults. This means that if a pregnant woman catches flu, she is much more likely than a woman who isn’t pregnant, to be admitted to hospital or on rare occasions be admitted to intensive care. Flu can also be serious for new born babies, who can catch the infection from their mothers. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you and your baby against flu.
Please remember that:
- Flu is a very serious disease and can be fatal
- The vaccination cannot give you the flu (as it is not a live vaccine)
- The vaccination can be administered to you at any stage of your pregnancy
Pregnant women that would like to have cover should call the surgery to make an appointment during October-December.
Pregnancy and Whooping Cough Vaccinations
The government has advised that due to an increase in Whooping Cough in new born babies, all pregnant women between 28 and 38 weeks should have the Whooping Cough Vaccine.
Pregnant women that would like to have cover should call the surgery to make an appointment with a nurse during week 28 and 38 to have this vaccine as soon as possible.