Please self-refer to the midwife when you have a positive home pregnancy test. You do not need to speak to a doctor or nurse first.
Click on this link to self refer. You will need your NHS number. You will need to search for the GP practice site by postcode (our postcode is B17 0HG). You can also get your NHS number this if you register for the NHS App.
You will be able to select a first, second and third preferred choice of hospitals to provide your care and for the birth of your baby:
|Hospitals sites include:||Review websites for further information||Booking Office number:|
|UHB – Good Hope Hospital||https://hgs.uhb.nhs.uk/good-hope-hospital/||0121 424 7620|
|UHB – Birmingham Heartlands Hospital||https://hgs.uhb.nhs.uk/obstetrics-heartlands-hospital/||0121 424 2729|
|Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital||https://bwc.nhs.uk/maternity||0121 335 8100|
One of the team members will contact you once your referral is processed. If you have any technical problems using the web address, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your appointment will take place at Harborne Medical at around 10 weeks of pregnancy. The midwife will arrange all necessary scans, tests and further appointments.
Please ensure you take folic acid and vitamin D. These are also advised if you are trying to get pregnant as folic acid is important in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. There is good diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol advice on NHS Choices.
|Useful information: to support you throughout your pregnancy|
|Information guides on all you need to know about trying for a baby, pregnancy, labour and birth. https://www.nhs.uk/pregnancy/|
|The Ask the Midwife – a live zoom session hosted by consultant midwives, Health Visitors and clinical staff to answer questions on pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby. https://yourbump.nhs.uk/ask-the-midwife/|
|Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) a team of people who provide feedback about local maternity systems to a panel of maternity health professionals from service users on co-production to improve services. https://gatewayfs.org/our-work/health-and-wellbeing-services/maternity-voices-partnerships-mvps/|
|Bump (Birmingham & Solihull United Maternity and Newborn Partnership). Uniting maternity services; in Birmingham and Solihull to improve your maternity experience. Together Bump partners offer you personalised care, with more choice about your care – for both you and your baby. https://yourbump.nhs.uk/|
If you are already registered with the midwife, you can contact them on 0121 426 2743 between 9-10 am or 4-5 pm Monday to Friday. If the call goes to voicemail, please leave your name and number. This is for patients already under the care of a midwife, and not for new bookings.