Ringmead Medical Practice

Postal Address - Ringmead Medical Practice, Birch Hill Medical Centre, Leppington, Bracknell, RG12 7WW

Sites - Birch Hill Medical Centre, Great Hollands Health Centre and Crowthorne Surgery

PCN - The Health Triangle

Telephone: 01344 20 80 60

Pregnancy, Birth and Young Children

Antenatal Clinic

If you are planning a pregnancy, please visit the patient.info website.

If your home pregnancy test is positive, then please call the surgery and arrange an appointment with the midwife.

Useful information is available on the Diet and Lifestyle during Pregnancy page.

The antenatal clinic is run in collaboration with the Community Midwives.

Whooping cough and pregnancy

What you need to know and do to help protect your baby.

There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk.

Expectant mothers can help protect their babies by getting themselves vaccinated against whooping cough from week 28 of their pregnancy.

The leaflet below describes the problem and what you need to do to help protect your baby from this serious disease.

Child Health Checks

The first baby examination is performed by the doctor at around 8 weeks from birth. Please ensure you make an appointment for this examination and do bring with you the baby’s ‘Red Book’.

Subsequent baby check-ups will be performed by the health visitors.

Child Immunisation Clinics

Dedicated clinics are held at both Great Hollands and Birch Hill.

The first baby immunisations are due at the age of 8 weeks after the 8 week check has been done.

For more information about the ages that vaccines should be given, and the diseases they protect against visit the NHS Immunisation website.

More Information:

Maternity and Babies Health Useful Links

Children’s Health Useful Links