Please either complete the online self referral form or visit us in person at the Antenatal Clinic on the 5th floor of the Kenwood Wing.
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.
- Pain and/or bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Hyperemesis (severe vomiting)
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Miscarriage and recurrent miscarriage
Walk-in service (women's diagnostic unit)
- Home if there are no concerns after the assessment
- Emergency department for non-pregnancy related issues
- Admission to the maternity ward for observation
- Birth centre or the labour ward if in labour
Please contact your named midwife from our team who coordinates and tailors their maternity care. Your named midwife will be your key point of contact during your pregnancy.
- Birth preparation
- Serious musculoskeletal pain e.g. back pain, sciatic nerve pain and pelvic pain
- Turning babies from breech to head down presentation
- Severe vomiting (hyperemesis)
Location: Fetal Medicine Service, Level 5, Kenwood Wing, To book an appointment please call 07824 864455 and leave a message on our voicemail. We will contact you within 24 hours to offer you an appointment.
- Birthing pool
- Gas and air (Entonox - a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide gas)
- Complementary therapies such as hypnobirthing and acupuncture
- TENS machine (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
- Intramuscular injection (into the muscle of your thigh or buttock)
On the Labour Ward, pain relief therapies include all of the above, plus:
Tips for buying a baby car seat.
Partners or another nominated adult can stay overnight on the postnatal ward. A recliner seat is provided. They should bring their own food.
FAQ: Have you implemented the 7 immediate and essential actions outlined in the Ockenden Review?
- Enhanced Safety: Trusts must work collaboratively to ensure serious incidents are investigated thoroughly and Trust Board must have oversight of these.
- Listening to Women and their Families: Maternity Services must ensure women and their families have their voices heard.
- Staff Training and working together: Staff who work together must train together and Multi-Disciplinary Team ward round twice daily.
- Managing complex pregnancy: There must be robust pathways in place for managing women with complex pregnancies
- Risk Assessment throughout pregnancy: Staff must ensure that women undergo risk assessments in pregnancy at each contact.
- Monitoring Fetal Wellbeing: Dedicated leads for Fetal Monitoring who champion best practice in fetal surveillance.
- Informed consent: Women must have access to accurate information to enable informed choice.
The safety of people giving birth with us and their babies is our top priority. You can be assured that we have taken time and put considerable effort into ensuring that we have taken all possible learning form the Ockenden Review.
We have a close working relationship with the Whittington Maternity Voices Partnership and value contribution that parents to be and families can bring when reviewing and developing our maternity services. It is important that we listen to all women and put their voice at the centre of our care.