Maternity Services

COVID-19 Update - 30 March 2020

Dear Maternity Users,
 
Please continue to attend ante natal appointments unless advised otherwise.  Low risk women will be advised by their midwives regarding the 16 week appointment.  If you are unsure whether to attend or if you have a temperature over 37.8 or new persistent cough, please contact your midwife.
 
We have produced a helpful summary of advice for you in light of some changes to our services. Please click here to view the updates that may affect you. If you are feeling worried and would find it helpful to know about free support is available, you can download or view a summary of organisations that can help you here.
 
Visitors
Maternity users should attend all appointments alone unless it is absolutely necessary to have a visitor with them. This supports government advice to reduce the transmission of the virus and aims to keep you, your family and staff well.
 
Temporary changes to maternity and children's services
Alongside other NHS organisations across North Central London, we have had to implement some temporary changes to our maternity services and others. Read the full story here

Birth registrations
The usual 42-day deadline for registration of births no longer applies until further notice, this is due to the nationwide lockdown. The local Registry Offices in Camden, Islington, HaringeyEnfield and Barnet have all suspended registrations until further notice. You can now make an online claim for child benefit or Universal Credit before the birth is registered, please click here for details.
 
Please note that all maternity users need to enter via the Labour Ward reception.
 
For COVID-19 related queries only please call our Specialist Maternity Helpline on 07831 122 271 between 08:30 - 18:00 Monday to Friday.


Welcome to Maternity Services
 
We're here for you from the very start of your pregnancy, through to the birth of your baby and beyond, to guide and support you through this exciting time in your life.
 
Depending on your pregnancy you can choose to have your baby:
 
We tailor maternity care to your individual needs. Our dedicated team will look after you every step of the way, from your first antenatal appointment through to our health visitors seeing you and your baby at home after birth.
 
Every day about a dozen Whittington Health babies are born to women with a wide range of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
 
We are very popular with local women from Haringey and Islington and we also attract mums from other London boroughs who travel to Archway to have their baby with us.
 
If you think you might be pregnant please get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can start planning your maternity care together.
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