Well Woman & Pregnancy Information

Well Woman Clinic

Please note that our drop in clinic has been suspended until further notice. No walk in appointments or clinics are available at the moment.

The surgery runs a weekly 'drop in' clinic every Tuesday from 8.30am - 10.55am. This is clinic is for cervical screening. (previously known as smear test) There is no need to book an appointment for this clinic, just turn up and give your name to the reception team, they will let the nurse know you are waiting.

We also run other cervical screening clinics which you will need to have an appointment for. Please call the surgery to arrange an appointment, or book online.

If you would like further information regarding cervical smear testing please click here.

We now have smear clinic appointments to book online.

 Your pregnancy and baby guide

Am I pregnant? What should I be eating? Is it normal to be this tired? How can I help my partner during labour?

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here.


Click here for County Durham and Darlington Maternity Services website hich is an excellent source of information.

You'll find detailed week-by-week guides and lots of expert videos, parents' tips and interactive tools to explore.

Before you start, why not:

Pregnancy due date calculator

The calculator on this page can help you work out when you might expect your baby to arrive. This will give you a rough idea. As part of your antenatal care, your midwife will also offer you a dating scan that will give you a more accurate date for the birth of your baby.

Pregnancy normally lasts from 37 weeks to 42 weeks from the first day of your last period. To find your due date, use the drop down menus below to enter the date of the first day of your last period, and click 'calculate date' - the calculator will do the rest.  

Click here for the NHS's Pregnancy due date calculator

For the last ten years, Best Beginnings has been working tirelessly to reduce inequalities in child health and to give every child in the UK the best start. We work closely with parents, leading healthcare professionals, royal colleges, other charities and the Department of Health to create innovative evidence-based resources, including our free multi-award-winning Baby Buddy app.

Best Beginnings' resources are designed through our tried and tested process of co-creation to give parents of all backgrounds the knowledge and confidence they need to look after their own mental and physical health and to maximise their child's development. Baby Buddy is currently aimed at mothers and covers the period from conception to a when a child is six months old.

Click here to get to Best Beginnings' website.

You'll need to know about some key topics when you are pregnant, including healthy eating in pregnancy, antenatal care, decisions you need to make about labour and birth, coping with common pregnancy problems, and when pregnancy goes wrong.

You can find out about all these, and also read about your baby's development and your pregnancy week by week, by clicking on the links below. 

You and your baby in pregnancy

Find out what's happening to you and your baby at:

0-8 weeks pregnant

Three weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period, your fertilised egg moves slowly along the fallopian tube towards the womb. Find out what happens next. You might start to notice the first signs and symptoms of pregnancy.

9, 10, 11, 12 weeks pregnant

By now the face is slowly forming, and the eyes are more obvious and have some colour in them. You might still be feeling tired and sick, but this should clear up soon. Find out what else happens in the third month of pregnancy.

Read more about how much weight will I put on in pregnancy?

13, 14, 15, 16 weeks pregnant

At 14 weeks, the baby is about 85mm long from head to bottom. If you have been feeling sick and tired, you will probably start to feel better when you are around 13 or 14 weeks pregnant.

17, 18, 19, 20 weeks pregnant

Your baby's body grows bigger so that the head and body are more in proportion and the baby doesn't look so top heavy.

21, 22, 23, 24 weeks pregnant

When you are 24 weeks pregnant, the baby has a chance of survival if it is born. Most babies born before this time cannot live because their lungs and other vital organs are not developed enough.

25, 26, 27, 28 weeks pregnant

Your baby may begin to follow a pattern for waking and sleeping. Very often this is a different pattern from yours, so when you go to bed at night, the baby may wake up and start kicking.

29, 30, 31, 32 weeks pregnant

By about 32 weeks the baby is usually lying with its head pointing downwards, ready for birth.

33, 34, 35, 36 weeks pregnant

Your baby's bones are starting to harden now, even though the skull bones will stay soft and separated to make the journey through the birth canal easier.

37, 38, 39, 40 weeks pregnant

The amniotic fluid now turns into waste, called meconium, in the baby's intestines, and the soft hair (lanugo) that covered your baby's body is now almost all gone.

Over 40 weeks pregnant

Find out what to expect if you go overdue.

There are many local support networks which can be accessed directly or via a referral from your GP.

Below is a list of some you can access without a referral.

If you would like more information or support please contact us at the surgery


NHS Livewell



Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. We operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.


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