The midwife is available on Tuesday afternoons. Please make an appointment with reception stating whether this is your first visit, postnatal or a follow-up. Please try to maintain continuity by staying with the same doctor throughout your pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy remember to take folic acid supplements, continuing them until at least 12 weeks into your pregnancy. They have been proven to reduce the chance of neural tube defects (spina bifida and hydrocephalus). The doctors are happy to discuss other aspects of preconceptual care during a routine surgery appointment.