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Maternity Services

Welcome to the Trust's maternity services


For up-to-date information on Isle of Wight Maternity Services, please use this link:

IOW Maternity Services (IOWMaternityServices) profile | Padlet

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.

If you have any concerns about your pregnancy:

The new Maternity Triage Service has launched across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 

If you are pregnant, download the Healthier Together app to access information and support for concerns in pregnancy.

Through the app, you can get advice on common pregnancy issues, and be directed to community or hospital care if needed

If necessary, you will be connected to the Maternity Triage line to speak to a Midwife, 24 hours a day, who can discuss your concern and arrange for you to be seen 

The old Day Assessment Unit phone number will no longer be in use for outside calls, and you will be directed to contact via Maternity Triage instead.

If you are unable to access Apps for any reason, please speak to your Community Midwife who can discuss the alternative procedure with you.

For more information, visit:

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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

  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU)
  • Midwife led antenatal clinics in local children’s centres and GP surgeries
  • Consultant led antenatal clinics held at St Mary’s Hospital
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • Antenatal screening
  • Day Assessment Unit (DAU)
  • Antenatal/Postnatal ward
  • Labour ward
  • Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

 Click the video below for a tour of our Maternity Unit

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