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Cathedral Medical Group
Cawley Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1XT

Telephone: 01243 813 450
Fax: 01243 813 474
Aesthetics: 01243 813457

Email: cathedralmedical@nhs.net

Maternity Services


Pre-conception advice (advice on how to be healthy before you become pregnant) is available at the surgery. It is sensible to have a check for rubella (German Measles) before starting a family; since this can cause problems for the unborn child.


Specialist advice can be obtained from your doctor or health visitor.


Programme of care


On confirmation of pregnancy, an appointment is made for the patient to see the GP for the relevant paperwork to be completed and the Midwife is informed.


8-10 weeks: the Midwife arranges to see patient at hometo discuss whether to have midwife-led care or shared consultant care. The patient is generally referred to hospital for scan.


16 weeks: Seen by midwife at surgery.


20 weeks: Hospital scan.


Thereafter the patient is seen by midwife, as considered necessary.


36 weeks: Seen at home by midwife to discuss the birth, pain relief, what to take into hospital, etc.


At term 7 days: Referred to consultant for assessment and consideration of induction of labour.

The GP will support the patient and midwife during the pregnancy. The GP will be notified:

  • of any patient requesting a home delivery

  • immediately of any problems, concerns or unusual events.

  • of any hospital discharge as soon as possible.

After baby is born:


The Midwife will visit daily during the 4/5 days following delivery if patient is at home Subsequent home visit(s) from the midwife will be at the discretion of the midwife in consultation with patient. The patient is reminded to make post-natal appointment at the surgery 6-8 weeks post delivery.


10/14 days following delivery: A Health Visitor will do a growth assessment of baby, health needs assessment of mother and baby, Edinburgh post-natal score and discuss bonding and health promotion.


The Health Visitor will generally make weekly home visits for first 6 weeks.


6-8 weeks post delivery: the GP will see patient and baby for post-natal 6 week check and the Health Visitor will arrange appointment for first immunisations for baby.


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