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Antenatal and newborn screening

All pregnant mothers are offered routine antenatal and newborn screening tests, which conform to national standards. 

Further information about these screening tests is available in a range of formats. Please read or watch this information prior to your first appointment as it will be discussed with you further at your booking appointment. The information covers all aspects of antenatal and postnatal screening.

Contact details for the screening midwives are 01284 712567 if you wish to discuss any aspect of your pregnancy or newborn screening.

 

BCG vaccinations

Babies eligible for a BCG vaccination will have an appointment sent to the parents home address for when baby is around 28 days of age. Further information can be found here.

 

Screening tests for you and your baby

Booklet: Screening tests for you and your baby

Video: Screening for you and your baby

Video Animation: The screening timeline

Video: Screening tests for you and your baby (BSL)

 

This is available in alternative languages:

You can watch translated versions of the screening tests for you and your baby booklet on Vimeo.

Click here to view the Polish (Polski) version  

Click here to view the Lithuanian (Lietuvių) version 

Click here to view the Romanian (Română) version  

Click here to view the Portuguese (Português) version  

 

 

Easy read

An Easy read version of the screening booklet is available here.

 

 

Special care

Additional information is also available for parents of babies who are in a special care baby unit, neonatal intensive care unit or paediatric intensive care unit.