Antenatal & Postnatal Programs
Pregnancy and the post-partum period are some of the most crucial months in a woman’s life.
The ability of a woman’s body to facilitate a pregnancy and deliver a baby comes with many demands including increased nutrients, increased weight bearing on the joints and increased demands on her organs.
At The Health Suite, our holistic approach means we look after you in every aspect of your pregnancy, whether it be a natural conception or IVF.
Our experienced women’s health practitioners and doctors can support you right from the very beginning of this journey, alongside the NHS care you will be receiving.
This is to ensure you and your baby stay well, and you can have various opportunities to discuss concerns, questions or birth plans. We appreciate that pregnancy and the postpartum period can give rise to an array of emotions and our aim is to support you through this with expert care.
Our team can offer you a number of options depending on your needs:
We have three antenatal program options available to suit your needs:
Antenatal care in between NHS appointments
Our experienced midwife Tasneem, will see you on weeks 17, 23, 27, 31, 33, 35 and 37 which is in between your NHS appointments. This will allow further reassurance for you and give you a greater chance to discuss any concerns with a registered midwife. She will measure your pregnant abdomen, listen to the baby’s heartbeat and do any relevant medical checks necessary.
Each appointment will last 45 minutes.
Extended Antenatal Program
Our extended antenatal package will give you seven antenatal appointments at weeks 17,23,27,31,33,35 and 37. You will receive the same expert level of care from Tasneem, our registered midwife.
You will also have a 30-minute consultation with one of our in-house GPs, with the choice of consulting with a male or female GP. This will give you the chance to discuss any pregnancy-related issues in a confidential and non rushed appointment. This can be used at any point in your pregnancy.
Our consultant Osteopath who specialises in pre and postnatal conditions will offer you an initial 60-minute consultation followed by 2 separate 30-minute appointments. This can be used at any time during your pregnancy. If you have remained pain-free, these can be used at the end of the pregnancy to prepare your body for birth.
Complete Antenatal & Postnatal Program
Our complete antenatal and postnatal package offers you everything in the extended antenatal package. In addition, we will extend your care to after you deliver your baby. If you choose to, you can see our GP after you give birth instead of before for any postnatal concerns.
Our consultant Osteopath will offer you a course of 6 Mummy MOT sessions. This is specifically for women from as early as eight weeks postpartum. You can read more about Mummy MOT here.
Our experienced Pilates instructor will start you off on your journey to recovery with 1:1 sessions tailored to your specific needs. You will receive six individual one hour sessions from eight weeks postpartum. This is to strengthen your core and restore your body after the strain of pregnancy.
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