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Pregnancy

Booking in for Antenatal Care 

Once you are 6+ weeks pregnant you can register on line using a self referral form to the local maternity hospital - please ask reception for further details.

It is recommended that all pregnant women take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid each day. Ideally you should take this from before you are pregnant until you are 12 weeks pregnant. Some women, including those with a Body Mass Index over 30, are advised to take 5mg a day.


Whooping Cough Vaccination in Pregnancy 

Women can protect their unborn baby from birth by having the whooping cough vaccination whilst  pregnant . The best time to get vaccinated  is between 16 weeks and 32 weeks of pregnancy . You may be offered the whooping cough vaccine after your 20 week scan .

For more information download the following leaflet : 

 Whooping Cough Vaccination in Pregnancy 


Flu Vaccination in Pregnancy 

Flu can be a serious infection for pregnant women and their babies. Pregnant women should have a free flu vaccine during each pregnancy. It can be given at any stage of pregnancy and as early as possible in the flu season.

Vaccinations before Pregnancy 

If you are planning to become pregnant you should make sure you are up to date with all vaccinations. Ideally you should have had two doses of a rubella  containing vaccine before you became pregnant.

For further information on vaccinations before and during pregnancy please download the following patient information leaflet 

PHE Pregnant? There are many ways to help protect you and your baby


For further information about pregnancy please refer to the Family Health section of this website



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