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:
Complete the online self-referral form
Call us on 01482 605304
Text us on 07825 280822
Email us at email@example.com
- 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
Have another question?
You can contact the Community Midwifery Office at the Women's and Children's Hospital:
- Call us on 01482 382658
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.
Who's who in my pregnancy journey?
Only employees with a red strip on their ID badge are authorised to handle new-born infants.
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.
They assist with pregnancy, labour
and birth. Midwives wear a Stuart blue uniform with white piping.
They assist with pregnancy, labour
and birth. Sisters wear a navy uniform with white piping.
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 help midwives with your care. They wear a white tunic or dress with navy 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
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 will be seen wearing theatre scrubs when they are on clinical duties
They wear the same green and white tops as the Occupational Health staff. They will screen your babies hearing in the Postnatal period.
They ensure the smooth running of a hospital ward. They wear a burgundy shirt and
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.
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 Clerks and Receptionists support visitors and patient care through administration and direction. They wear a patterned blouse and navy trousers.
Hygienists wear light green tunics and navy trousers.