What to expect

Maternity: care during pregnancy

We're here to support and care for you during your pregnancy, when you're giving birth and after your baby is born.

You will see us throughout your pregnancy at different appointments. These include:

Community hubs

Our care is organised into community hubs based on your home address. The same midwifery team will care for you from your first booking appointment until 10 days after you've given birth. The health visitor then takes over.

The benefits of this approach include:

  • helping you build a strong relationship with your midwife and the team caring for you
  • reducing travel time by being cared for at your local hub

You can find out more on our community midwives page.

Assessment

If you need assessment during your pregnancy, we can see you at our:

Along with the care for you and your unborn baby during your pregnancy, we also provide:

  • specialist care for complex pregnancies
  • antenatal classes
  • We offer specialist care during your pregnancy for:

  • preterm surveillance if you're at risk of having your baby early
  • sickle cell and thalassemia
  • diabetes
  • stopping smoking
  • pelvic floor
  • mental health
  • consultant midwife birth choices clinic
  • vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) clinics

Health information

We've produced some health information to help you during your pregnancy:

Wards

You'll stay on our antenatal ward if you need to stay in hospital during your pregnancy.

Team

Our maternity services are delivered by a dedicated team of:

  • midwives
  • obstetricians (doctors specialising in pregnancy and birth)
  • sonographers (specialists in ultrasound scanning)
  • specialist nursing staff
  • maternity support workers

You can see a list of our consultants.

Contact us

For more information, please contact us.

Choose to have your maternity care with us

You can self-refer or ask your GP to refer you.

Self-referral form

Cancelling your maternity care form

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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