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Maternity Services

Welcome to the Trust's maternity services


I'm pregnant - what happens next?

If you are more than 6 weeks pregnant, please use this link to tell us about your pregnancy -
Badger Notes - Self-refer your pregnancy to SHIP Maternity Referral

Please have your NHS number available to complete this referral - if you don't know this, you can get it from your GP surgery. Please provide as much information as possible, as this will help us to provide you with the most appropriate care.

Once you have submitted your self-referral you should receive a confirmation e-mail to let you know it has been received. Please allow 10 working days from that date before expecting a call from a triage midwife. We will advise your GP that you are pregnant, as we are obliged to let them know we are caring for you.

If you have any queries or would prefer not to use this form, please contact our Maternity Coordinator on 01983 822099 ext. 3210. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.



COVID-19 Information - Updated 1st September 2022

It has been over two years since we have began adapting our care and services in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that this is an exciting time but we also appreciate it may be a worrying time also, for you and your family. We are now in a much stronger position, with more evidence to inform our decision making and the Isle of Wight Maternity Services team continue to work hard to ensure we provide safe care. We would like to stress that the maternity services continue to be fully staffed 24 hours a day and are safe for you to attend as we have identified designated isolation areas within the service.

We have seen the benefit of our social media communication and we plan to continue to use this as our means to communicate any rapid changes due to COVID-19. Please follow us on:

Facebook - IOW Maternity Services

Instagram - iow_maternity_services

It is really important that if you are worried about your pregnancy or your babies movements that you contact us straight away, in order for us to be able to see you and assess yours and your babies well being. 

If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a positive result, please call us prior to attending any appointments so that we can advise you:

01983 822099 ext 3621 for Consultant, Anaesthetic or scan appointments

01983 534329 for community midwife appointments

From 1st September 2022, in line with updated national guidance, the wearing of face masks is no longer required when attending the maternity unit or for community appointments, unless you have tested positive for COVID-19. However you are welcome to continue wearing a face mask if you wish to do so.

For the latest guidance on COVID-19 please CLICK HERE


MATERNITY VISITING TIMES - Please do not visit the maternity department if you are feeling unwell, have symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Birth partner - Your birth partner is welcome to stay with you during your stay, including overnight.

Children - Only siblings are able to visit between 8am-8pm.

Other visitors - Visitors are limited to two per bed space due to space in the maternity ward. This includes birth partners and siblings. Visiting times are between 2pm-7pm.

Labour - Two birth partners are able to be present and we ask that you try and remain in the birth room as much as possible.

If you have any concerns about your pregnancy please contact the maternity unit on 01983 534392 or the Day Assessment Unit on 01983 534338

Pool Room

We look after approximately 1000 women having babies each year, and aim to provide a high quality service that puts women and their families at the centre of their care. Ensuring safety, whilst promoting birth as a unique and special occasion in each family.

We offer a choice of Midwifery Led Care for women with low risk pregnancies to have their babies at home or in hospital, or Consultant Led Care for women with underlying/pregnancy related health concerns, to have their babies in hospital. 

Our Services

 Click the video below for a tour of our Maternity Unit

Contact Us

    • Day Assessment Unit: 01983 534338 
      • Please contact DAU if you have any pregnancy related problems, you think you are in labour, or for advice. There is a midwife available to speak to 24 hours a day
      • Call your GP or 111 for non-pregnancy related problems.
      • Only call emergency services (999) if you have a life-threatening emergency or you are advised to do so by a health professional.
    • Appointments: 01983 822099 ext 3621
      • Please call this number for Consultant, Anaesthetic or scan appointments.
      • If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, or have had a positive result, please call us prior to attending an appointment so that we can advise you.
    • Community Midwives Office: 01983 822099 ext 3210 or 01983 534329
      • Please contact the office if you would like to leave a message for your community midwife or arranging appointments as their mobiles are only turned on whilst they are on duty.
      • If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had a positive result, please call us prior to attending an appointment so that we can advise you.

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