Pregnancy & Birth
Women are seen by the Midwife, GP and Obstetrician throughout the pregnancy, and are seen after the baby is born at home by the Community Midwives, until discharge to the Health Visitors when the baby is around 10 days old.
Midwifery Care is offered from the booking in clinic, at approximately 8 - 10 weeks pregnant
A range of parent craft classes are available to provide support and education for expectant parents. We promote and encourage active, normal birth but have the facilities and expertise to manage both normal and complicated births.
Labour & Birth
There are a variety of options available to provide coping strategies and pain relief for labour. These include TENS machines, water, hypno-birth, pharmacological drugs and an epidural service
New mothers and their babies are cared for by a dedicated team of Midwives and Health Care Assistants. During the ward stay, women are supported to learn how to feed and care for their new baby. We promote and support breastfeeding and have the "Baby Friendly Initiative" award from UNICEF
The Community Midwife visits the mother and baby at home for the first 10 days after the birth, to provide support and to ensure all is well. These may be done at home or in a postnatal clinic.
For more information visit Maternity Services
Health and Social Services DepartmentCorporate Headquarters, Rue Mignot, St Andrews, Guernsey, GY6 8TW, Channel Islands
Tel: +44 1481 725241 Fax: +44 1481 235341