It is important to stay healthy during your pregnancy. There are lifestyle choices you can make that can have a good or bad effect on your health and the health of your baby.
Your community midwife and the Public Health Midwife can help support you with these choices.
You will be weighed at your first appointment, then at 28 weeks and 36 weeks of pregnancy.
The Public Health Midwife will see you if you have a BMI of 40 or over in a holistic wellbeing clinic which involves signposting you to support services.
The Public Health Midwife is also available to:
- discuss healthy eating and weight management
- discuss exercise in pregnancy
- discuss quitting smoking
- administer whooping cough and flu vaccinations at clinic appointments
- signpost you to Us Mums classes and events
- call us on 01482 300300
- find Us Mums Hull on Facebook
Maternity Tobacco Dependency Treatment Service:
At every maternity service appointment throughout your pregnancy, you will be asked if you smoke.
It’s important to let us know if you do, even if it just sometimes.
We understand that the thought of not smoking can be stressful, and our team can help to keep you comfortable and manage any cravings. You will be automatically referred to our specialist Maternity Tobacco Dependency Team, who will help you every step of the way.
We know that tobacco dependency is a long-term condition and not a lifestyle choice. The good news is that our team can treat this with medication and someone to talk to about how it’s making you feel.
The Team will work with you to agree a plan to help you stay smoke-free throughout your pregnancy and beyond. They will never judge you and have had specialist training to help you have a healthy pregnancy.
Second-hand smoke is harmful to you and your baby. We can also help anyone in your household to stop smoking, as we understand it makes things easier when you quit together.
We want the best future for you and your family, and our team are here to help.
For more information please contact:
Joanna Melia- Public Health Midwife
Contact: 01482 607838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org