Recommended reading before meeting your midwife for the first time Your Personalised Care Plan – Your Pregnancy, Your Choice Screening tests for you and your baby Rh Negative Blood Group – Information re fetal DNA Syphilis and pregnancy Your first appointment This is also called your ‘Booking appointment’ and usually takes place between your 6th and 10th week of pregnancy. There are important tests that we offer before the tenth week of pregnancy so please contact your midwife early if you have not already got an appointment. We offer booking appointments at a variety of venues. Tip: If you don’t see any markers on your map, please download our PDF Version. Your scan Early pregnancy scan: brief description Fetal anomaly screening: 20-week scan Ultrasound scans in pregnancy You will be given the option to purchase a scan photograph of your baby. Photographs are £5 each or £10 for three. The machine will accept all denominations of cash and will also accept contactless pay and apple iPay etc. My baby’s movements How often should my baby move? Staying healthy Are you, your partner, or others in your household smoking? Do you know the long term damage that smoking in pregnancy or the effects of second hand smoke can have? Baby on the way, quit today – all you need to know about smoking and pregnancy. We have a dedicated team of midwives and support staff who can offer you treatment and support to help you quit. Contact our Barnsley Maternity Stop Smoking Team today Tel: 01226 431621/2193 9-5 Monday to Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org E Cigarettes Are you using or considering using an e cigarette? For further information on the safety of e cigarettes view Tommys or contact our team for support. Yorkshire Smoke Free Website Alcohol and drugs Pregnant and using alcohol or drugs Food and nutrition Having a healthy diet in pregnancy How to ensure you get lots of iron in your diet Healthy Start – Are you eligible? What vitamins do you and your baby need? Healthy Start Vitamins contain the recommended amounts of Folic Acid, Vitamin D and Vitamin C for you throughout your pregnancy and when breast feeding. You will be offered a free 2 month supply of Healthy Start Vitamins at your first appointment with your Midwife. Your midwife and the antenatal clinic at the hospital has further supplies if you are eligible for the Healthy Start scheme or you can buy them for just £1 from the antenatal clinic reception at the hospital or alternatively at some of the local Barnsley family centres (please telephone the family centre to check). Healthy tips and advice for pregnant women, new mums, dads-to-be, and friends and family Change 4 Life – eat 4 you not for 2 Why your weight matters during pregnancy and after birth Keeping active Find out more about the local Health Referral Scheme – supported physical activity sessions Your mental health Sometimes we are reluctant to talk honestly about our experiences throughout the pregnancy and after baby is born – just remember you are not alone. If you need information and resources about how to access services and treatment that can help improve your mental health contact our Mental Wellbeing Midwife: 07779445162 Monday – Thursday between 9.30 – 4pm. Please send a text with your name and date of birth if your call is not answered. If your call is urgent please ring NHS111, your GP or the 24 hour Mental Health Helpline on 0800 183 0558. If you are a professional referring please follow your organisations pathway for referral to Mental Health services. Your mental health in pregnancy TLC 4 Mums and Bumps– Contact us and/or come along and find out more about our support group Car safety Seat belt safety in pregnancy Seat belt safety for your baby How to look after your pelvic floor, back, and tummy muscles Useful downloads: Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises Exercise and Advice After Pregnancy Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain For mothers to be and new mothers Video guides: 41 per cent of women during pregnancy can have some form of stress incontinence (leakage of urine from the bladder when coughing, sneezing, exercising etc). Find out more about your pelvic floor here If you need help identifying your pelvic floor muscles or you are suffering with stress incontinence before or after the birth of your baby we have specialist help available. Please discuss with your midwife and ask to be referred to our physiotherapists. Remember pelvic floor exercises are for life not just for Christmas! Other useful information You’d do anything to protect your family – free home safety check Healthy child programme – step-by-step care pathway Our Chance Baby Buddy App for smartphones. Video below. Looking after your teeth and gums during pregnancy Immunisations and rashes in pregnancy Flu (Influenza), Whooping cough (Pertussis), and German measles (Rubella) Group B Streptococcus GBS infection in newborn babies MRSA Information for patients Air travel and pregnancy What is important to you in your pregnancy? Download a copy of your Personalised Care Plan and discuss with your midwife or doctor.