As soon as you know you are pregnant, please get in touch to book your first appointment. This is called your ‘booking appointment’, and you will meet one of the team of friendly midwives for the first time.
Ideally you should be seen by a midwife by the time you are 10 weeks pregnant, or as early into your pregnancy as possible.
You can make your first appointment quickly and easily using any of the options below and there is no need to see your GP before getting in touch.
You can also download the pregnancy information booklet by following the link below. This booklet is full of information and advice about your pregnancy:
Did you know you can refer yourself for an appointment with a midwife without speaking to your GP first?
You can self-refer by calling the midwife hotline on 07787 841 986.
Or fill out the online self-referral form for Maternity Services
There are a full range of antenatal classes which can help to prepare for your baby’s birth and learn to look after and feed your baby. They can help you to stay healthy during pregnancy, and give you confidence and information. You can learn about the different choices for labour and birth, which can help you to make your own birth plan. You will be able to discuss your plans and worries with our midwives and other parents. Classes are a good way to make friends with other parents who are expecting babies around the same time as you. These are provided by your local community midwives.
Please speak to your community midwife about booking onto these.
For further information on all aspects of pregnancy and preparing for your baby’s birth, visit the Maternity Services website:
To find out more information, feel free to contact us