Maternity care & child health

What is antenatal care?

This is the care you receive while you’re pregnant to make sure you and your baby are as well as possible.

The midwife or doctor providing your antenatal care will:

  • check the health of you and your baby
  • give you useful information to help you have a healthy pregnancy, including advice about healthy eating and exercise
  • discuss your options and choices for your care during pregnancy, labour and birth
  • answer any questions you may have

Pregnancy Self-Referral Service for the Rosie Maternity Hospital

To book your pregnancy with the Rosie Hospital, or for pregnant women who have recently moved into the area, please go to the webpage where you can download and complete a self-referral form, and email it to the booking line admin team, [email protected] ( all instructions are on the form).

For women who require a translator or don’t have digital access, please call 01223 348981 and leave a voicemail with your name and NHS number.

Please email your self-referral form or phone the admin booking team as early as possible following a positive pregnancy test.

Child health

We provide a 6 to 8 week post-natal health check for mother and new baby, as well as child immunisations. Please book your 6 to 8 week check as soon as you are able to; this is a 30 minute appointment with a GP and needs to be done before baby’s first vaccinations are due at 8 weeks of age. Baby and child vaccinations are done by the nursing team in a Baby Immunisation Clinic.