Help and Support

Maternity Services

As soon as you know you are pregnant, you should get in touch with your local midwifery service to book your first appointment. This is called your ‘booking appointment’. Ideally you should be seen by a midwife by the time you are 10 weeks pregnant, or as early into your pregnancy as possible. To find out details of your local midwifery services, contact:

Maternity at Kings College Hospital – Princess Royal University Hospital

Maternity at Croydon University Hospital

Support from health visitors – Antenatal Check

When you reach 28 weeks in your pregnancy, your doctor or midwife will put you in touch with our health visiting service. We will then support you and your family until your child goes to school.

The health visiting team is made up of health visitors, nursery nurses, breastfeeding advisers and clerical staff. We work from local children’s centres and health centres and will also offer to see you at home.

Other conditions

If you have conditions such as asthma or epilepsy, it is helpful to plan with your GP the best way to care for yourself and your baby. Visit here for more information.

Other sources of support