Pre-natal Care

Pre – Pregnancy Care

For the best outcomes during pregnancy you should be thinking about yours and your partners health and wellbeing BEFORE you are pregnant or even trying to become pregnant.

To support the the best possible outcomes for future pregnancies that we may care for, we are delighted to be able to provide the Preparing for Pregnancy class.

This class will highlight how both you and your partner can take steps to improve your health before pregnancy and includes information about:

  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Nutrition
  • Immunisations and infections
  • Environmental factors
  • Medical conditions and medications
  • Identifying the best time in your monthly cycle to conceive.

A tour of the maternity unit is included in the class to prepare you for what you might expect when you are expecting!

The class is run by Claire Edney.

Claire is a registered Midwife working in the community here at RSCH. Claire has always had special interest in optimising health immediately before pregnancy recognising that it was vital for the wellbeing of mothers and their babies.

This developing field has also shown the importance of preconception health for men, while for women who are overweight or obese or with pre existing condition such as diabetes or epilepsy, gaining optimal health and nutrition BEFORE conception is regularly shown to improve pregnancy outcome for both mums and babies.

How to book

This class is FREE, there is no need to book, just turn up and it includes a tour of the maternity unit!

The class is held in the Parentcraft room at the back of the Antenatal Clinic, Level B, Royal Surrey County Hospital.

For more information about this class or to find out dates then please visit the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/royalsurreymaternity or email Julie Herbert on rsc-tr.antenatalclasses@nhs.net with your name, address and contact number or call: 01483 406725.

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