Maternity

Antenatal Clinic

This clinic is run by the midwife. If you become pregnant you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ around eight to ten weeks, at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.

View the antenatal care schedule

Family Central Hub

Having a baby is a special time in life, so to help support you and increase your social networks, the Central Family Hub in Thatcham have designed a new antenatal course.

Telephone: 07584 271 355

Email: Jo.herbert1@westberks.gov.uk

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Maternity App

In response to requests for a single source of reliable and accessible clinically validated information on pregnancy and early parenthood, Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust has launched a new ‘Mum and Baby’ app.

The app is available for download now on the Google Play.

Planning your Pregnancy

If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy.

Follow these steps

West Berkshire Community Breastfeeding Support

Breast Feeding Drop in’s in West Berkshire – we welcome fully or partly breast feeding mothers. Referrals can be made antenatally and postnatally from
your midwife or health visitor, or call us directly yourself.

Telephone: 0118 945 6157

Email: joanne.roberts@westberks.gov.uk

Drop-in Schedule

Family Central Hub Antenatal Course

Having a baby is a special time in life, so to help support you and increase your social networks, the Central Family Hub in Thatcham have designed a new antenatal course.

For more information, please view the Family Central Hub Antenatal Course poster.

Telephone: 07584271355

Email: Jo.herbert1@westberks.gov.uk

Postnatal Depression Support Group

Did you know that 1 in 8 women face depression and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and up to 2 years after having a baby? You are not alone! This group is for mothers to connect with other mothers for support. The group provides information, support and tools to make you feel like you again. See below for more information and to register for the group.

Newbury- Tuesdays 10.30-12.30pm
Thatcham- Thursdays 10.30-12.30pm

Telephone: 01635 760310

email: office@home-startwb.co.uk

Provided by Home Start, support and friendship for families in West Berkshire.

Royal Berks - Maternity Information

A library of information leaflets on pregnancy, tests and scans, labour and childbirth and more.

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Further information

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here – NHS Choices – Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide