Hull Maternity Services

I’m Pregnant… What Next?

Congratulations on your pregnancy.
What to do next:

  • Ensure you have had a positive home pregnancy test – wait until your period is a few days late
  • Contact the direct access midwives and they will arrange your first appointment with a community midwife:
            Call us on 01482 605304
            Text us on 07825 280822
            Email us at access@hey.nhs.uk
  • Start taking folic acid 400mcg and vitamin D 10mg
  • If you are taking any medication or have any health problems see your GP to discuss these
  • Advice on how to stay healthy during your pregnancy
  • Screening information for you and your baby

Maternity Self-Referral

Unsure about your pregnancy?

If you are unsure you wish to continue with your pregnancy, you can speak to your GP or contact the Hull Pregnancy Advisory Service:

  • Call us on 01482 607843

Emotions in pregnancy

When you find out you are pregnant you may feel happy and excited, however sometimes you may feel shocked, scared, upset or anxious. Everybody is different; even if you have been trying to get pregnant your emotions may take you by surprise. Pregnancy hormones may affect how you feel and cause mood changes. You can talk to your GP or midwife about this.

If you are struggling emotionally and you feel you need extra support you can contact Let’s Talk:

  • If you live in Hull or the Humber Mental Health area:
    Call us on 01482 247111
  • If you live in the East Riding of Yorkshire:
    Call us on 01482 301701

You can also find advice on Your Emotional Wellbeing page.

have another question?

You can contact the Community Midwifery Office at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital:

  • Call us on 01482 382658

Who's who in my pregnancy journey?

Only employees with a red strip on their ID badge are authorised to handle new-born infants.

Senior Midwifery
Staff

Blue uniform with red stripe

The Head of Midwifery along with the Lead Midwife and Labour Ward Matron  are responsible for the efficient running of the Maternity Services, they wear a navy uniform with red piping.

Midwife

Blue uniform with white stripe

They assist with pregnancy, labour
and birth. Midwives wear a Stuart blue uniform with white piping.

Midwifery
Sister

Blue uniform with white stripe

They assist with pregnancy, labour
and birth. Sisters wear a navy uniform with white piping.

Specialist
Midwife

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They have specific skills in their clinical specialty, working within outpatient and inpatient areas. They wear a light blue uniform with navy piping.

Midwifery
Assistants

White tunic or dress with navy stripes

Midwifery Assistants help midwives with your care. They wear a white tunic or dress with navy stripes.

Student
Midwife

White tunic and blue lapels with one, two or three white stripes

They wear a white tunic with dark blue epaulettes and dark blue trousers.

1 Stripe = First Year Students
2 Stripes = Second Year
3 Stripes = Third Year

Porters

White shirt with black lapels

They escort and transport patients in beds and wheelchairs around the hospital. They wear a white shirt with black epaulets, and black trousers. They may also wear a black knitted tank top and a black tie is optional.

Doctors in
scrubs

Blue or green scrubs

Doctors will be seen wearing theatre scrubs when they are on clinical duties

Hearing
Screeners

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They wear the same green and white tops as the Occupational Health staff. They will screen your babies hearing in the Postnatal period.

House
Keepers

Burgundy shirt

They ensure the smooth running of a hospital ward. They wear a burgundy shirt and
navy trousers.

Catering
Staff

White shirt with lilac stripes, or purple polo shirt

They work alongside midwives and nurses in the preparation and delivery of food to patients. They wear a purple polo shirt, or a white shirt with lilac stripes.

Cleaning
Staff

Purple tunic

They ensure that the area is clean and tidy to ensure safe and easy care for you and your baby. Our cleaning services are provided by OCS, and can be identified by their purple tunic.

Ward Clerk

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Ward Clerks and Receptionists support visitors and patient care through administration and direction. They wear a patterned blouse and navy trousers.

Ward Hygienist

Burgundy shirt

Hygienists wear light green tunics and navy trousers.