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Maternity

PregnacyThis is where mums-to-be get care from health professionals during their pregnancy and were appointments with a midwife are made. Maternity/Antenatal care starts as soon you know you’re pregnant and you can do this by contacting a midwife or GP at your local surgery.

Visit NHS 111 Wales for more information

Hywel Dda Maternity services

Hywel Dda maternity services give care to pregnant women and their families across the three counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire which includes useful resources.

Cwm Gwendraeth Antenatal clinic times

Monday 9.20am -12pm – Tumble at Cross Hands Medical Centre

Tuesday 9.20am -12pm – Penygroes at Cross Hands Medical Centre

Wednesday 9.20 – 12pm – Pontyates/Pontyberem at Pontyates Surgery

Pregnancy and birth during Coronavirus

We are sure that during coronavirus, there are many questions that mums to be and new mums may be asking. Visit Public Health Wales Pregnancy and birth – Public Health Wales (nhs.wales) to get all your questions answered

Also visit Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy (rcog.org.uk) for further information

Your rights at work during pregnancy

A great source of information on mums to be and their rights to work. Working Families | Pregnancy Archives – Working Families

Useful Information

  • Glangwili Bumps and Babies

Glangwili Bumps and Babies Facebook Group (by Hywel Dda Health Board) is for pregnant women and new mums. The facebook group is a place to share experiences and gain advice from others going through similar experiences. (this is a private group and need to join the group)

  • All Wales Antenatal Education and Support
All Wales Antenatal Education and Support Facebook Group is for pregnant women and their families across Wales to be able to access information relating to pregnancy and birth.
The information comes from several of Health Boards across Wales who have come together to provide women with antenatal education materials whilst they prepare for the birth of their baby. (this is a private group and need to join the group)
  • Best Beginnings
Work to engage, equip, educate and empower parents, from conception, to maximise their children’s life chances, visit their website here 

Breastfeeding Information

Llaeth Mam Breastfeeding
Llaeth Mam Breastfeeding Facebook page offer breastfeeding support for those in and around Carmarthenshire.

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers

The Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM) is a voluntary organisation and supporting mums and families, offering training and speak for breastfeeding families at a national advocacy level.

The website during the COVID19 pandemic has free resources available

The whole Carmarthenshire team are an asset to us childminders and I know from speaking to other childminders in the UK that they do not have such a fantastic team behind them. I could not recommend this enough for anyone who would like to become a childminder in Carmarthenshire.
Posted by Parent, from Carmarthenshire
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