Concerned about your pregnancy

Concerned about your pregnancy

Non-urgent pregnancy related concerns

Contact your named community midwife between 9am to 5pm. You may be asked to leave a message so that one of the available midwives can return your call.

Change an appointment

Telephone your GP surgery and leave your midwife a message.

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

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

Your maternity notes

Once your pregnancy is confirmed you should contact your GP surgery, children's centre (if your GP is in March, Chetteris, Doddington or Manea) or the Community Midwifery Team directly:

You will be asked to pick up a pregnancy pack which has information about the screening tests offered in pregnancy, smoking cessation and other useful information. Please ensure that you read the screening test information before you meet your midwife for the first time at your booking appointment.

Your pregnancy hand-held records will also be in the pack. Please read through the information on the inside pages and complete as much of the information as you can. Do not worry if you cannot complete it all as your midwife will go through the record when you meet. These notes will be a complete record of your pregnancy and should be taken to all antenatal or pregnancy-related appointments and carried with you at all times.