Family Planning

Family Planning

Family planning, baby checks and post natal checks

Family Planning

Our doctors and nurses can provide a wide range of contraception options for you.

Our nurses can provide contraceptive pills, patches and injections and our doctors can provide longer acting methods of contraception.

If you would like to discuss your contraceptive choices, please make a telephone appointment with one of our doctors.

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Baby Checks and Post Natal Checks

Once we have received the paperwork from the hospital advising that you have had your baby, we will send you a letter in the post with an appointment for a baby check. This will be done at around six weeks.

Please also call the surgery to book an appointment for the mother at six weeks.

 What happens at your postnatal check:

  • You’ll be asked how you’re feeling as part of a general discussion about your mental health and wellbeing.
  • You’ll be asked if you still have any vaginal discharge and whether you have had a period since the birth.
  • Your blood pressure will be checked if you had problems during pregnancy or immediately after the birth.
  • You may be offered an examination to see if your stitches have healed if you had an episiotomy or caesarean section.
  • If you were due for a cervical screening test while pregnant, this should be rescheduled for 12 weeks after the birth.
  • You’ll be asked about contraception.
  • If you’re overweight or obese, with a BMI of 30 or more, you may be weighed. Your doctor should give you weight loss advice and guidance on healthy eating and physical activity.