Maternity care is provided by the community midwives who hold regular clinics on Wednesdays at knowle house surgery Crown Hill. In particular circumstances, the midwife may offer home deliveries, this service is at her discretion.
Patients who suspect that they may be pregnant or have a positive pregnancy test should initially make an appointment to see the as soon as possible. At the time of booking this appointment at the reception desk she will be given a maternity pack with details of forthcoming maternity care.
First booking appointment with the midwife is between 8-9 weeks, This is for the first appointment.
The midwife will conduct a risk assessment on each pregnancy and discuss options for maternity care. She will organise the routine antenatal bloods to be taken, refer to secondary care if necessary and organise the patients ultrasound scan which is done at 12 weeks and between 18 and 20 weeks. A plan of care and subsequent visits will be discussed at the initial appointment with the midwife.
A confidential contraceptive service is provided. Please note that we do not fit coils or contraceptive implant devices.
Please telephone for the current times of these special clinics: asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, child health, well person, minor operations, immunisations and travel clinic.
Please note that we run a waiting list system for patients who have been assessed by the doctor as needing a minor operation or joint injection. Your details will be added to the waiting list and you will be contacted by the Reception team with the first available appointment date.