Pregnancy Preparation

If you are planning to start a family you must, of course, cease contraception. If you are taking the pill you should change to a barrier method for a period of at least three months. This is to allow for the normal hormone levels and egg production cycle to re-establish itself.

If you smoke, both you and your partner should stop. A woman who smokes during pregnancy stands an increased chance of miscarrying or losing the baby at birth due to a variety of complications.

You should also ensure that your alcohol consumption is kept to an absolute minimum if you are unable to abstain totally.

Both partners should give attention to their diet with particular regard to choosing fresh unrefined foods.

Ask your doctor to check if you are immune from rubella (German measles) if not, he will arrange immunisation. In such a case you should continue with a barrier method of birth control for a period of at least two months whilst the vaccine takes effect.

Unless you’ve had one during recent months it is advisable to arrange for a smear test to ensure you have a healthy cervix prior to becoming pregnant.

Problems in conceiving
One in ten couples experiences some degree of difficulty in conceiving. This difficulty may equally be caused by a problem concerning either partner. The causes of infertility are wide and varied but most can be helped with treatment. Good pre-conceptual care may lessen the need for such treatment.

Devaney Medical Centre

We respectfully ask that patients do not visit or ring the surgery to book appointments, make enquiries or for administrative requests. Instead, please visit our easy to use electronic consultation on our website.

You are advised to read the latest current corona virus guidance available at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Please note that repeat prescriptions can be ordered via wiccg.devaneyscripts@nhs.net. For all other requests, please use econsult.

For all other wirral covid-19 support and resources, please visit www.wirralinfobank.co.uk.

Patients eligible to have the seasonal flu vaccination can now book in for this. **please telephone reception to book the vaccination, there is no need to submit an e-consult**.

Thank you for your support.

Please see our practice coronavirus page for further information.

CHANGE OF SERVICE NOTICE

eConsult is a secure online tool for registered patients to contact the surgery and submit a medical or administrative request online during Practice Opening hours. the Practice is open from 8:00am until 6:30pm Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

Our team will review every request and make sure it is passed to the most relevant health care professional.

When eConsult is not available between 6.30pm – 8am weekdays, at weekends or Bank Holidays should you need medical assistance (From Friday 18:30 Until Monday 8:00am and Bank Holidays), Please telephone 111 for the out of hours service, or 999 for a medical emergency.