If you are pregnant and are considering giving birth at Harrogate, please get in touch as soon as possible so that we can start planning your care together. You may also complete this form at any stage in pregnancy if you wish to transfer your care to Harrogate from another maternity care provider (please indicate which hospital you wish to transfer your care from). You can also complete this form to refer a pregnancy on behalf of a woman.
Our aim is make sure you have access to the right care from day one. Harrogate will review the information you provide and the hospital will contact you in the next few weeks to start your antenatal care. In the meantime if you are worried about your pregnancy, please tell your GP straight away.
We strongly advise you to read information about screening tests that will be offered to you in early pregnancy to help you make informed decisions. You can access this by going to the help pages below. The information is also available in different languages.
Our Maternity Referral Service, BadgerNet
As of Tuesday 21 March 2023 all referrals will be submitted online, please click the button below to start your referral, this will take you to our referral page connected to our electronic pregnancy record Badgernet, it should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. The information provided here enables us to start planning your antenatal care. There will be similar questions asked in a pre booking questionnaire that you will receive at your first contact appointment.
Before completing the form, it is important that you read information about screening tests to help you make informed decisions.
If you have any difficulties in opening or completing this form please contact the Antenatal Clinic on 01423 553010 (Monday- Friday 9-5pm).
Pregnancy and Birth Revisited service
If you have had a baby and have specific questions about your birth experience or would like to talk through what happened, we offer a midwifery-led Pregnancy and Birth Revisited service.
Complete the referral form and return to [email protected] if you would like to access the service.
If you experience any difficulty in completing the self referral form , or you are unable to access a printer, these forms will be available at your GP surgery. Please ask at reception of your surgery.
You can download an App on your mobile phone by using this QR-code and adding it to your home screen. You will then be able to refer to the different tests for you and your newborn baby throughout pregnancy. The information is also available in different languages.
If you can’t use our QR code, you may also access the information using this link:
Please calculate your BMI (body mass index) using the NHS Choices calculator.
If your calculated BMI is 30 or more please speak to your GP at your earliest opportunity to obtain a prescription for an increased dose of folic acid (5mg daily).
Click here to read why folic acid is important in pregnancy.
If you are a smoker, stopping smoking will reduce the risk of:
- A miscarriage
- Premature birth (baby born before 37 weeks)
- An underweight baby
- Cot death
We want to help all pregnant women to stop smoking and will be providing hospital-based appointments within Consultant-led clinics. We will also be offering routine referrals for all smokers to Smoking Cessation services to provide support.
To find out more about quitting and to get support for you or your partner, call the free NHS Smokefree National Helpline on 0300 123 1044.
The following pages will direct you to the services we offer, to help you through the journey to becoming a parent. We offer antenatal care through your pregnancy, care during labour and birth, and postnatal care after your baby is born.
Regular check-ups are an important part of keeping you and your baby healthy
Although you may be feeling well it is still important to attend all of your appointments
Regular check-ups can help identify and reduce risks to you and your baby
The Maternity Unit delivers approximately 2,000 births annually and we welcome women from Harrogate and from the surrounding areas.
Our aim is to work in partnership, to provide you and your family with a safe, friendly and effective service, aiming to deliver the highest standard of care throughout your pregnancy, birth and during the first few weeks following your baby’s birth.