Please either complete the online self referral form, phone our midwifery team on 020 7288 3672, or ask your GP for a referral.
The NHS Choices website has comprehensive information relating to pregnancy. It includes information of the food and drink you can eat during pregnancy, symptoms during pregnancy and medications you can take. You can also click here for pregnancy information and leaflets from the Whittington.
If you are up to 17 weeks and 6 days pregnant, please call the Early Pregnancy Service at 0207 288 2786. If you have an emergency, you can also attend our walk-in service in the Women's Diagnostic Unit, Level 3, Kenwood Wing, The Whittington Hospital. The walk-in service is available from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Outside of these hours, please go to the hospital A&E.
If you are 18 weeks pregnant and above, please call the maternity triage direct line at 0207 288 5880. You can also walk into our 24/7 maternity triage at the Betty Mansell Ward, Level 3, Kenwood Wing, The Whittington Hospital.
If you have concerns about your baby after birth, please call 999 or go to the A&E.
Please contact your named midwife from our team who coordinates and tailors your maternity care. They will be able to arrange an appointment to discuss home birth with you.
Our antenatal classes include:
Early bird classes
Care of your body in pregnancy classes
Active Birth classes
Classes are held in The Whittington Hospital and various venues across Haringey and Islington. Please discuss your options with your midwife who will then book you into a class.
Acupuncture can be beneficial during pregnancy for:
Serious musculoskeletal pain e.g. back pain, sciatic nerve pain and pelvic pain
Turning babies from breech to head down presentation
Severe vomiting (hyperemesis)
To book an appointment, please use our online self-referral form or call 07824 864 455 and leave a message.
Birthing pool (please bring your own sieve and mirror if you would like to use the birthing pool)
Gas and air (Entonox - a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide gas)
Complementary therapies such as hypnobirthing and acupuncture
Diamorphone injection (into the muscle of your thigh or buttock)
You can also bring a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine from home for pain relief.
On the Labour Ward, pain relief therapies include all of the above, plus epidural.
Partners or another nominated adult can stay overnight on the Murray (antenatal) and Cellier (postnatal) wards. A recliner seat is provided. Please bring your own food and comfortable clothing. On the labour ward, one partner can accompany each woman or birthing person during labour and recovery.
Parking is allowed between 5pm and 8am Mondays to Fridays and all day at the weekends. The first 20 minutes is free and after that is charged at £3.00 per hour.
There is a limited amount of pay and display parking on the roads around the hospital.