Visiting restrictions - essential visitors only

To help us keep our patients, staff and visitors safe, stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and keep our hospitals running, we are restricting visiting to essential visitors only – click here for more information

Your Pregnancy

It is important that you arrange to see your midwife as soon as you think you may be pregnant; ideally between 8 and 10 weeks into your pregnancy.

This will ensure you are given the right information, choices and support you need to help you make informed decisions about your maternity care.

It will also enable us to offer you health related advice. You can book your maternity care with us in several ways:

  • Via our on-line referral form
  • You can contact a midwife directly
  • You can make an appointment with your GP who can refer you to us.

You can also be referred to us by your CPN, social worker or other support agency you may be working with.

We look forward to looking after you and aim to let you know the date of your first antenatal appointment within two weeks of hearing from you or your GP.

My Baby’s Movements

Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well.

Most women usually begin to feel their baby move between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. A baby’s movements can be described as anything from a kick, flutter, swish or roll. The type of movement may change as your pregnancy progresses.

Where can I get some help?

If you are experiencing additional social or domestic stress, help is available for you. Please let your midwife know of any drug, alcohol, mental health or domestic abuse concerns you may have.

Your midwife can discuss your concerns with you and, if you wish, refer you to a specialist midwife or other outreach support service that can offer you some additional support.

Any information you share will be treated in confidence. However, sometimes it is necessary to inform the safeguarding team if there is a potential risk to the safety of a child.

Frequently asked questions about Paracetemol

This website provides an information leaflet on paracetamol and answers frequently asked questions relating to paracetamol.

Further research may potentially be carried out looking at the effects of paracetamol on testosterone levels in male infants but until more information is known from further animal studies and also most importantly human reproductive studies pregnant women are advised to follow current advice.