The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.
Before you are pregnant
Your pregnancy and labour
You and your baby
General pregnancy topics
Every year, 20,000 births take place across south west London. As part of our five year health and care plan, we’ve committed to making our maternity services safer, more personalised and family friendly. The My Maternity Journey booklet is one of the materials that can help expectant mothers to get access to the right information and make informed choices about their own care.
Focusing on ‘what to expect from your maternity care’ and ‘helping you decide where to receive it’, this booklet highlights south west London services and conveys information clearly via simplified formats, such as timelines of care, antenatal and post-natal checklists. There is also space within the booklet to jot down notes and questions that can be discussed the next time an expectant mother meets with her midwife.
The full booklet is available to download on the South West London Health and Care Partnership website. You’ll also find a selection of ‘My Maternity Journey’ animations, produced in English as well as Arabic, Gujarati, Polish, Tamil and Urdu versions, which are helpful for those who do not speak English as their first language.