Antenatal care is the care and help you receive from health professionals during the course of your pregnancy. It is important you take good care of your own health and that of your unborn baby during pregnancy.
As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you should get in touch with us to find out more information on the services and support that are available to you. All our doctors give advice when you first find out you are pregnant and throughout your pregnancy. Our nurses will give you both the flu vaccine and the pertussis immunsation whilst you are pregnant.
All our local hospital provide antenatal care and they all accept self referrals for this process. In order to self refer you need to either fill in an online form or call them yourself.
St Marys and Queen Charlottes Hospital call 020 3313 5222 to give them your details or fill in the form on this website https://www.imperial.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity-and-obstetrics/antenatal-referral-form
Chelsea and Westminster hospital fill in the form on website: https://www.chelwest.nhs.uk/services/maternity/self-refer-online
University college london also ask you to fill in the form on their website: https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/OurServices/ServiceA-Z/WH/MAT2/Pages/Howtorefer.aspx
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
1. How soon do I tell the GP I am pregnant?
As soon as you have a positive pregnancy test, make an appointment on the phone/video/face-2-face with one of our doctors. They can then give you some pregnancy advice and advised you how to refer for antenatal care. They can also tell you when you are due.
2. How do I refer for antenatal care?
We refer patients to all the central London hospitals for antenatal care. Please discuss all the options with one of our doctors.