West Sussex Midwifery
All these hospitals have a special care unit to provided additional care for babies who are unwell or born prematurely, but very premature or critically ill babies may need to be transferred to a unit with a neonatal intensive care unit.
If you are having an invasive test (CVS or amniocentesis) or need to meet with fetal medicine specialists to discuss concerns about your baby, it is likely that you would be referred to a fetal medicine centre such as St Georges or Kings College hospital in London. Angie can attend such appointments with you.
Angie can accompany you when attending Worthing, Chichester or Princess Royal Hospital:
- For an ultrasound scan if you are worried about the possible findings
- If you are having an invasive test (CVS or amniocentesis)
- To meet with obstetric specialists to discuss your physical care in pregnancy and type of birth
- To meet with fetal medicine specialists to discuss concerns about your baby (this may be at St Georges or Kings College Hospital in London)
- To meet with neonatal specialists to plan the care your baby may need after birth
- In labour and at the birth
- For care after the birth
If your baby’s life is expected to be short it may be appropriate to consider referral to Chestnut Tree House. Angie can support you in considering this and refer you if necessary. She can accompany you to visit Chestnut Tree house to find out more about the services they can offer your family, liaise between your hospital and Chestnut Tree house, and is able to visit women there to provide post natal care.
Angie has links with many services and organisations in the West Sussex area, enabling her to introduce you to the people and services you may need on your journey through a complex pregnancy and beyond.