Cheam Family Practice, Sutton, Surrey.

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Pregnancy

Is Pregnancy Bad News?
Come and see your doctor or contact OPTIONS (020 8540 7675) a pregnancy crisis centre who are there to listen, help and advise you.

Having a Healthy Baby
If you are planning to have a baby, you are welcome to see our practice nurse for advice. We can also arrange for you to have a blood test to check that you are protected from German Measles.

Making sure that your diet contains sufficient amounts of folic acid (iron) before you conceive can help prevent certain birth defects. A leaflet about diet is available at the surgery and folic acid tablets are available from a chemist or on prescription.

Having a healthy baby means keeping yourself healthy. If you are planning to have a baby, or are already pregnant, you should not smoke or take drugs and drink as little alcohol as possible.

Pregnancy Care
One of our visiting midwives will provide most of your ante-natal care. Midwives run weekly clinics at Gander Green Surgery and at the Priory Clinic in Malden Road. Please ask a receptionist for details.

Pregnant women do not have to pay for NHS prescriptions. Your midwife will give you details.

After Your Baby is Born
Ring the surgery and arrange to have a post-natal check six weeks after your baby is born.