Pregnant? What next?

Birth Centre

As soon as you know you are pregnant, please get in touch with us to book your first appointment. This is called your 'booking appointment', and you will meet one of our friendly midwives for the first time.

Ideally you should be seen by a midwife by the time you are 10 weeks pregnant, or as early into your pregnancy as possible.

You can make your first appointment quickly and easily using any of the options below and there is no need to see your GP before getting in touch with us.

You can also download our pregnancy information booklet by following the link below. This booklet is full of information and advice about your pregnancy:

Pregnancy booklet>>

Book Your First Appointment with a Midwife

The quickest and easiest option for booking your first appointment is to contact our midwives directly, using the call the midwife hotline.

Our midwife hotline number is 07787 841 986

You can also refer yourself using our quick and easy online [form Maternity Self-Referral]

Other Ways to Make Your First Appointment

There are lots of other ways to make your first appointment and we are very happy for you to choose the option that is most convenient for you:

  • You can ask your GP to refer you to us
  • You can visit the antenatal clinic at any of our three hospitals sites (Lewisham Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital) and complete an appointment form (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm)
  • You can contact your local Children’s Centre, who can inform you of the midwifery services that are available in your area

Take a Tour of Our Facilities and Find Out More

If you would like to have a tour of our facilities, ask our midwives any questions you may have, and find out more about the maternity services that are available in your local borough, please come along to one of our pregnancy evenings.

These are run every month in our antenatal clinics at Lewisham Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

You don't need to book a place, and everyone is welcome.

Pregnancy Evenings at Lewisham Hospital

When: 1st Wednesday of every month at 7pm
Where: Antenatal Clinic at Lewisham Hospital (Ground Floor, Green Zone)

Pregancy Evenings at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

When: 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm
Where: Antenatal Clinic at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Information About Future Appointments

If you would like more information about the appointments you will have later on in your pregnancy, please see the antenatal care section.

Midwives In Mothercare!

Midwives In Mothercare!

Midwives from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust will be coming to a Mothercare near you as part of the My Mothercare Expectant Parent Events.

These evenings will be a fun, friendly and supportive place for expectant parents learn more about essential baby products and key parenting topics from experts and healthcare professionals.

To see the events schedule and book your place, please click on the link below:

My Mothercare Expectant Parent Events Schedule>>

In in doubt, call the midwife!

In in doubt, call the midwife!

It is now even easier to speak to one of our midwives to answer any questions you may have about pregnancy, birth or your newborn baby with our new Maternity Helpline:

020 8836 4491

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Pregnancy Checks and Screening Tests

During your pregnancy you'll be offered a range of tests,which are designed to help make your pregnancy safer, to assess the development and wellbeing of you and your baby or to screen for particular conditions.

You don't have to have to agree to any test, so its important that you understand the purpose of all tests so that you can make an informed decision about whether to have them.

Click here for guidance on checks and screening tests in pregnancy>>

Click here for more information on screening tests for you and your baby>>

If you would like this information in another language, please click here

Join the MSLC

Join the MSLC

Have you or your partner had a baby in the last 3 years?

Would you like to make Lewisham maternity services better?

We need mums and dads to join our Maternity Services Liaison Committee
Lewisham (MSLC).

More about the MSLC