We want to support you and your family through the pre-conception, maternity and post-natal periods. We have GPs with special interests and additional qualifications in sexual & reproductive healthcare, obstetrics & gynaecology and paediatrics. We have a separate page on sexual health and contraception. Scroll down or click on the quick links below to jump to the relevant section.Newly pregnantAntenatal care6 week mum & baby checkschildhood vaccinationsresources for new mums
All you need to do is call 0151 247 4747 to arrange your first appointment with the LWH maternity service, or you can complete their online pregnancy booking form and a member of the booking team will contact you to arrange your first appointment.liverpoolwomens.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity/just-found-out-you-re-pregnant/
MSI specialise in abortion treatments, advice and support for clients considering their pregnancy options. They have opened a new community-based treatment centre, based at Speke Neighbourhood Health Centre. They are funded by the NHS, so services are free for patients. Clients do not need a GP referral to access Termination Of Pregnancy services. Clients can call our telephone line for clinical advice, support, and information about the choices available to them, we also have interpreters available.
Each week we host one the Liverpool Women's Hospital's Community Midwives, and she holds an antenatal clinic at the practice every Monday. The midwife works alongside our GPs to provide your antenatal care, and can liaise with the doctors about any blood or urine results which need addressing.
Following the birth of your child we will offer you a triple appointment to review you and your baby. All newborns in the UK should undergo an examination six to eight weeks after birth in order to screen for rare but important conditions that can be treated if detected early. Similarly, mum should be reviewed to ensure everything is settling down, and identify any areas we can help with - such as infant feeding, mood and contraception.
You should receive your invitation automatically if we have received a discharge summary from the hospital following the birth, but if you've been missed, please call the surgery.
"The two public health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s health are clean water and vaccines." The World Health Organisation
Immunising your child against dangerous but preventable diseases is one of the best things you can do for your family. Vaccines are safe, and important. The routine childhood vaccinations are now delivered in-house at Grassendale. We have taken on additional nursing staff in order to be able to offer this service which was previously carried out at local Children's Centres. The clinics are on Tuesday mornings, and appointments will be sent out to you at the appropriate time by the Liverpool Community Health Child Services department. Please note this is not a general "baby clinic" and we are only set up to administer the vaccinations at these appointments.Why vaccines are safe and important (NHS page)
We have collated a list of links and resources for new mums which we think might be helpful. If you have found any more which you think other families might benefit from, why don't you email us and we'll add it here?