Concerns during pregnancy - Who to call?

Please note that our general maternity helpline is still open and operating as normal for any queries.
Reporting reduced fetal movements

You should contact the hospital if you have the following symptoms :

If you're worried about anything else then please don't hesitate to give us a call via our maternity helpline.

Pain or bleeding and up to 16 weeks pregnant

Contact the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit at Peterborough City Hospital on 01733 673758

The unit is run by senior specialist nurses and doctors.

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays, 8am-12noon

Phone the labour ward on 01480 847480 if you experience any of the following:

  • You think that labour has started
  • Bleeding
  • Your waters have broken
  • A reduction in your baby's movements (7:30pm to 8:30am weekdays, 4pm to 10am weekends and bank holidays) at all other times please contact the Maternity Day Assessment Unit on 01480 442830.
  • Headaches and visual disturbances
  • Car accidents
  • Falls
  • Abdominal pain
  • Urine infections not treated by your GP

Questions about pregnancy, birth, baby and postnatal issues

Contact our Maternity helpline on 01733 677266

Our helpline gives you and your partner direct access to a midwife 7 days a week 24 hours a day.

Although it’s normal to have periods of worry and stress when you’re pregnant, some women have feelings that don’t go away and this can be a sign of something more serious

Please do not delay seeking advice. If you have any concerns about your baby’s movements, are unwell, or in pain or bleeding. Let us know when you call our maternity helpline if you or your household are self-isolating or have symptoms of fever or cough.

  • Peterborough Maternity Helpline number: 01733 677266 
  • Hinchingbrooke Maternity Labour ward number: 01480 847480 
                                                                                            01480 847481 

If you can't access the online 111 service then please give them a call. We understand that you will be worried about the impact of Coronavirus on your pregnancy and baby and want to assure you that we will keep you as safe as possible in this challenging situation.

We will strive to ensure that your pregnancy care is safe and in line with national guidance. However, we have had to change the way we deliver some care because pregnant women have been identified as a group more at risk of coronavirus. In view of this we want to reduce the chances of you being exposed to the virus when receiving care from us.

Please let us know in advance that you are self-isolating due to personal symptoms (high temperature and/or new continuous cough) or symptoms within your household. Your planned appointment/visit will be reviewed in terms of its urgency and either converted to a remote appointment (i.e. telephone) or deferred. Where an urgent face to face appointment is required and individualised plan will be put in place to facilitate this.

Phone or see your GP if you have any of the following:

  • General feeling unwell
  • Vaginal bleeding before 12 weeks of pregnancy
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Aches and pains if concerned
  • Urine infection
  • Any illness not associated with pregnancy