Pregnancy & Child Health


 

Child Health

Child immunisations and health surveillance clinics are done by the Health Visitor or her staff nurse.

 

Midwives

Book: The midwives hold clinics in the Practice on Thursdays by appointment. Call 01968 672612.

If you think you may be pregnant you can make an appointment with one of the GP’s who will refer you to the Lothian Health Board Maternity Services. Alternatively you can contact the Maternity services direct on 0131 536 2009 to arrange for ante-natal booking.

 

Family Planning & Contraception

Book: Make an appointment with Dr Cruden for advice on requirements. 

We offer a full family planning and contraceptive advice service. We are able to fit and remove coils and implants during normal working hours. 

 

Health Visitors

Book: Call 0131 440 7832 

The Health Visitor is a trained nurse with experience in ante-natal care, parent craft, baby and childcare, and children with special needs. She works closely with other members of the practice team, undertaking the immunisation and developmental assessments of children under 5 years  Her role is more involved in Health Promotion and education than nursing care. She can also help with the following:

  • Child Health Issues
  • Personal or family worries
  • Breast/bottle feeding
  • Weaning/eating problems
  • Potty training/bedwetting
  • Behavioural problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Accident prevention
  • Post-natal depression
  • Weight problems/healthy eating
  • Child Protection issues

Currently the health visiting team are centrally located in Roslin Medical Centre however patients will continue to be seen in their own locality. 

 

Ready Steady Baby!

Ready Steady Baby! helps you get ready for parenthood by taking you through the whole of your pregnancy from the early symptoms, through the antenatal care you will receive and on to advice on how to get through labour and the birth.

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