The community midwifery team provide practice and home-based antenatal care to pregnant mothers, sometimes perform the actual delivery and provide support and follow-up at home for the first ten days, before passing care to the Health Visitors.
When you become pregnant, there is no need to see your doctor as you can self-refer to the midwives via www.mtw.nhs.uk/maternity . They will continue your routine care but may ask you to see your doctor or arrange for you to be seen by the obstetric department at the hospital if there are problems during the pregnancy.
Most deliveries take place at Tunbridge Wells Hospital. The midwives can be contacted via the Midwifery Liaison Office on tel. 01892 633488 between 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday only. At other times non urgent messages can be left on the answer phone.
Any queries of an urgent nature regarding your pregnancy please contact the Delivery Suite on 01892 633500.
The first appointment with a midwife will be a booking-in appointment.
Antenatal clinic times (by appointment)
|Wednesday||9.00am - 12.00pm|
|Friday||1.00pm - 4.00pm|
The community nursing team provides nursing services for housebound patients, particularly the elderly and those with prolonged illnesses or recovering from serious illness or surgery. They have an office at Tonbridge Cottage Hospital and messages may be left there on 01732 359685 or at our surgery reception.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
To contact the health visitors team please ring 01732 357106
Counselling services are provided by a number of different organisation to whom you can self-refer or your GP can refer you. Ask at reception for a leaflet.