Planning your pregnancy and birth

If you have just found out you are pregnant, then allow us to be one of the first to congratulate you. You will need to arrange your booking appointment with the Ashcombe Birth Centre, which lasts for about 60 minutes, at around 8 – 10 weeks of your pregnancy. Weeks are calculated from the first day of your Last Menstrual Period – LMP. After this initial booking appointment, the midwives will arrange to see you at various intervals throughout your pregnancy at their new dedicated site.


Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic

Your closest EPAC is in Weston General Hospital, however, there are clinics at St Michael’s, Southmead and Musgrove Park.

Weston General Hospital, Ashcombe Birth Centre, Grange Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4TQ

Clinic Times are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. Tel: 01934 647288. You can be referred to them by a GP, Community Midwife, A&E or self-referral.

If you are worried outside of these hours, please call 01934 647082.

Choosing Where to Have Your Baby

Useful Contacts


Ashcombe Ward
, Weston General Hospital. Tel: 01934 647082 Please click here for more information about this service

Central Delivery Suite, St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol. Tel: 0117 342 5213 Please click here for more information about this service

Central Delivery Suite, Southmead Hosital, Bristol. Tel: 0117 3235320 Please click here for more information about this service

Health Visitors. Tel: 01934 881066


Information

The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.


Before You Are Pregnant


Your Pregnancy and Labour


You and Your Baby


General Pregnancy Topics

 

Postnatal Checks

Once you have your precious little bundle, we will send you a letter detailing the time and date of your postnatal and 6 week check for both you and your baby. This appointment takes around 30 minutes and covers all aspects of your care. This is the ideal time to speak up if you are having any concerns at all. Once this check is complete, your baby will begin their immunisations schedule. You will automatically receive notifications of when your child is due their vaccinations. To find out when they are due, please click here to view the NHS Immunisation Schedule.