Maternity Advice

Community midwife


You can self refer to book in to see the midwife; please do so as soon as you find out you are pregnant.

Please ring 0115 8832128


It's recommended that you take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day, until you're 12 weeks pregnant. In addition, it is also recommended to take 10 microgram supplement of vitamin D each day.

What to do if you have a problem

If you are pregnant and are experiencing a preganncy related problem, you must contact your midwife.

Monday to Friday, 9-5 NON URGENT: 0115 8832128
Monday to Friday 9-5 URGENT: 07817107970

Out of hours, after 5pm, weekends and bank holidays 0115 9299771

Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) - A23 Queen's Medical Centre

If you suffer from any pains or bleeding during early pregnancy, you may be asked to attend the specialist assessment unit at the QMC.

You can find more information about this unit, EPAU A23 here: A23 QMC.pdf

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives. 


Download from:

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Further advice and useful links

  • Sickness in pregnancy:
  • BPAS - UK's leading abortion care service, that also campaigns for women's reproductive choices: has information about what to consider and your options. It is an NHS commisioned free service for our patients, and you can self refer to them.