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Help us help you get the treatment you need: Services for pregnant women in west Hertfordshire

The NHS in west Hertfordshire would like to reassure you that if you are pregnant, that the NHS is still here for you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our maternity services are run by West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT) and they have sought innovative ways to keep delivering their services safely.

Please remember there is self-referral on line form you can complete as soon as you know that you are pregnant. The midwives aim to see all women before they are ten weeks pregnant.

Community midwives continue to work in all areas. Women can continue contacting their community midwives and community teams as normal. Midwives will create you a personalised care plan and appointment schedule.

Essential antenatal appointments, including scans, continue to run for WHHT patients. It is important that you still attend your antenatal appointments and continue to seek advice from your midwife or maternity team.

Women who are needing to make arrangements about their appointments should contact the WHHT maternity unit on 01923 217339 or contact  their own community midwife or team.

The maternity team at WHHT are pleased to be working with Watford Football Club to continue to deliver maternity services that would have been held in GP practices and community settings from around the Watford area . Midwifery services commenced on 1st May with antenatal clinics being held on the club premises 8-6 Monday to Friday. Wednesdays and Thursdays appointments are being made for women to see our dedicated Newborn Hearing Screeners in the Sensory Room at the club

Feedback from pregnant women and maternity staff has been amazing with many of them saying that they love the facility and all it offers.

If you are worried about your health or the health of your unborn baby, please contact your midwife or maternity team. Contact a member of the Maternity Team via WHHT’s 24/7 telephone line on 01923 217 343. Women can call triage for all concerns.

Finally, once you’ve had your baby, it’s important you register your new baby at your GP practice so that your baby receives their immunisations and regular health checks.  Even though birth registrations are currently on hold until further notice, your GP practice can still register your baby without a birth certificate using other identification checks.

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