Antenatal

When you first learn that you're pregnant, get in touch with a midwife or GP as soon as possible. Ideally, this should be by 10 weeks of your pregnancy. Telling your GP and/or midwife promptly will help to make sure you receive maternity healthcare that takes into account all your health needs and preferences.

Antenatal care is the routine health control of presumed healthy pregnant women without symptoms (screening), in order to diagnose diseases or complicating obstetric conditions without symptoms and to provide information about lifestyle, pregnancy, and delivery.

We will check that you and your baby are well, give you useful information to help you have a healthy pregnancy (including healthy eating and exercise advice) and answer any questions you may have.

You will also be offered antenatal classes, including breastfeeding workshops. You need to book antenatal classes in advance, so ask us about when you should book classes in your area.

It's best to see experts as early as possible to obtain the information you need to have a healthy pregnancy.

VAMA aims to help and provide Antenatal Care to provide increased continuity of pregnancy care.