Click here for information on preparing yourselves for pregnancy.
Firstly, you need to make an appointment to see a midwife as soon as possible, and preferably before you are 10 weeks' pregnant. You can do this by contacting your local maternity centre, the numbers for which are below:
Blake Maternity Centre - 023 9252 3651 (Fareham and Gosport)
Portsmouth Maternity Centre - 023 9268 0135 (Portsmouth City)
Grange Maternity Centre - 023 8231 0580 (voicemail) or 023 8231 0581 (Cosham, Havant, Waterlooville, Petersfield and Liss)
We hope that you find the following information helpful.
Start 4 Life: Click here to access a website where you can sign up for emails covering all key pregnancy and baby topics.
Start 4 Life: Healthy Habits - Click here for an informative leaflet prepared by Start 4 Life.
Your named midwife will give you contact numbers when she meets you for the first time.
Midwifery advice is available for you at the Mary Rose Unit 24 hours a day, and between 8am and 8pm at the Grange and Blake Maternity Centres. Please note that you may speak to a Maternity Support Worker and not necessarily a midwife when you call.
Please click here for information about Labour Line, a 24-hour dedicated telephone support and assessment line for women in labour - to contact Labour Line please call 0300 1239001.
For general enquiries, comments and feedback relating to Women and Children’s services please email Claire.Abbott@porthosp.nhs.uk.