Antenatal Outpatient Services
Maternity Care Unit
Our Maternity Care Unit (MCU) is an assessment out-patient ward for women who have a variety of pregnancy related issues from 14 weeks gestation until the onset of labour. Women with concerns before this gestation should contact their GP or out of hours service who may refer them to the early pregnancy assessment unit (EPAU).
We do not operate a walk in service and will invite you to attend for further assessment, if required. Please contact us by telephone for advice to ensure you are seen in the correct environment to meet your needs.
Our self-referral system for the MCU is a telephone triage service called Call The Midwife. This offers support and advice, which is open 24 hours a day. On occasions it may be more appropriate for you to attend your GP, accident & emergency department or community midwife for further assessment and this will be advised at the time of the call. The telephone number for Call The Midwife is 01634 825277
The MCU is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 08.00 to 20:00 and weekends 09:00-17:00 our service operates 365 days a year. Outside of these times all women will be referred and seen in Obstetric Triage, which is on the delivery suite.
Our Antenatal Clinic Department runs a wide variety of specialist clinics for women with specific health needs in pregnancy. This includes diabetes, high blood pressure, mental health and previous complications of pregnancy. Your community midwife will refer you to one of these if applicable at the time of booking.