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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Antenatal Clinic

The antenatal clinic is situated on the ground floor of Wirral Women and Children’s Hospital.

The following services are provided:

  • Obstetric consultant led clinics for women who have medical problems prior to and complications during pregnancy
  • Young Women’s Antenatal clinic
  • Perinatal Mental Health Clinic
  • Pre-operative Assessment Clinic
  • Anaesthetic Clinic
  • Medical Disorders Clinic
  • Obstetric Ultrasound Scanning
  • Substance Misuse Clinic

All pregnant women in Wirral have a named Community Midwife to provide individualised professional and supportive antenatal and postnatal care, regardless of the intended place of birth. Seeing the same midwife regularly, as planned, provides continuity of care and the formation of trust between mother and midwife.

Community Midwives are rotationally on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year for women giving birth at home.

Community Midwives liaise and work closely with the hospital-based midwives and Obstetricians, local GPs, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Physiotherapists and other allied professionals to try to ensure needs are met and families are fully supported.

Each locality has a specialist Neonatal Midwife whose role is to examine and assess any babies born at home or who are taken home from hospital within the first 24 hours after birth.

Mums and Midwives shop is situated at 12 Milton Pavement Grange Shopping Centre Birkenhead.

The shop is open Monday – Saturday and whilst it is normally a drop-in venue, during the times of COVID-19 an appointment is necessary. We are extending the hours on a daily basis to accommodate the needs of our women.

The shop offers an appointment service for antenatal and postnatal care. The shop is run by very experienced Community Midwives who can give you support and reassurance throughout your pregnancy and for a month after you have had your baby as well.

You can call in for a chat or come for a full antenatal checkup. Advice is given to you on a wide range of issues to help allay any concerns and help you make the right choices for you and your baby. When you have had your baby you can call in and feed your baby in a welcoming and friendly environment. You can also find out how you can donate your breast milk to the Milk Bank to help premature babies.