Pilot scheme for parents

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Couples looking to start a family in Lincolnshire will benefit from a new service designed to provide advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle before pregnancy.

The pre-pregnancy clinic has been set up by the community midwives at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, to provide women with information and support so they are in the best possible health prior to pregnancy.

Referrals can also be made for women to dietary advice and stop smoking services.

Elizabeth Grooby, Matron maternity and gynaelogical services for Pilgrim hospital, said: “Pregnancy can be a worrying time for women, especially if it is their first child. We have introduced this service to make sure women and their partners have access to all the information they need to stay fit and healthy during their pregnancy.”

The clinic will be trialled at Carlton Road Children’s Centre from November and will be held every fourth Thursday of the month from 10am.

Appointments last 30 minutes but hour slots can be booked if needed.

To book an appointment please contact the community midwives on 01205 445414 between 9 and 10am or contact the Carlton Road Children’s Centre during the week on 01205 355056 and one of the midwives will call back to make an appointment.