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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Andrea Toman is our Community Midwife and she overseespregnant8 the routine antenatal care for patients throughout their pregnancy and for a short time after the birth.  Antenatal clinics are held at Seaton every Tuesday morning.  Please telephone the surgery to arrange an appointment.  If you are unable to get to Seaton please let the midwife know and she will arrange to see you at Colyton Health Centre.  Non urgent messages can be left for the midwife at the surgery.

Timeline for Care in Pregnancy

All patients are encouraged to book a consultation with their GP to confirm pregnancy.  The GP will recommend folic acid 400mcg daily until 12 weeks, and provide dietary advice.

The GP will refer the patient to the midwife who will contact the patient to arrange a booking appointment at home or in the surgery.  This will take place at around 8 or 9 weeks.

The first scan and blood tests will take place at the RD&E (Wonford) between 12 and 13 weeks.  It is possible that the patient will be looked after on a shared care basis between the hospital and the community midwife.

A further abnormality scanis carried out at 20 weeks at the RD&E, followed by blood tests at 28 weeks.

Ongoing antenatal care for patients with low risk will take place in the community.  The midwife will assess mother and baby wellbeing at 16, 24, 28, 31, 34, 36, 38 & 40 weeks.  Plans for labour and delivery and preparation for the new baby can be discussed throughout this period.  The midwife will also organise parentcraft classes for first time mums.


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