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 around 10 days after you've given birth. The exact length of support will depend on your needs. You are then discharged into the care of the health visitor.

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.

Maternity vaccination clinic

Vaccinations in pregnancy are important to protect you and your baby.

During your appointments, you'll be offered the whooping cough (pertussis), flu, and COVID-19 vaccine. You can have these at our maternity vaccination clinic. 

The whooping cough vaccine will protect your baby during the first 2 months of their life, until they receive their vaccines. The vaccine is more effective between 16 and 32 weeks of pregnancy.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccines also offer protection for you and your baby. Being pregnant can affect your immune system, making you more vulnerable to serious complications from these infections. You can have the vaccines at any stage in your pregnancy. 

You can read our information about vaccinations in pregnancy.

The maternity vaccination clinic is based in the women’s ultrasound waiting area at St Thomas' Hospital (8th Floor, North Wing). It is a drop-in clinic, so you don’t need an appointment. 


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:

We offer specialist care during your pregnancy for:


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


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.

Maternity information

We have lots of information about pregnancy, labour and what happens after birth - all in one place.

Find more maternity information

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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