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Your Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Are you thinking of having a baby?

Click here for information on preparing yourselves for pregnancy.

If you have just found out you are pregnant ...

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 - 01730 262415 (Cosham, Havant, Waterlooville, Petersfield and Liss)


Please click here for a map showing the locations of the centres, and click here to access the "My Birthplace" app which will help you in choosing your place of birth.

We hope that you find the following information helpful.  

Start 4 LifeClick 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.


Useful phone numbers

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.

  • Queen Alexandra Hospital Reception - 023 9228 6000 ext 4583 
  • Mary Rose Birth Centre (B5) - 023 9228 3284 
  • Infant Feeding Advisors - 023 9228 6000 ext 4530
  • Day Assessment unit - 023 9228 6000 ext 4502
  • Director of Midwifery - 023 9228 6000 ext 4532/4577
  • Community Co-ordinator (24 hour advice for urgent issues or labour related queries) - 07770 233256
  • Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Senior Midwife (24 hour advice for urgent issues or labour related queries) - 023 9228 6000 Bleep 1333

For general enquiries, comments and feedback relating to Women and Children’s services please email Claire.Abbott@porthosp.nhs.uk.

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