Maternity Services

We provide care for you and your baby from the start of your pregnancy through the birth and beyond, offering support, advice and information to help you through this exciting time.

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welcome-to-maternityIf 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. The best way to do this is to complete the self-referral form. If you wish to transfer your care from another hospital please also complete the form.

Before completing the form, it is important that you read information about screening tests to help you make informed decisions.

Click here to download the self referral form

PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOU ARE PREGNANT TO ENABLE US TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS FOR SCANS AND SCREENING TESTS WITHIN THE APPROPRIATE TIMESCALE.

Alternatively, a Microsoft Word copy of the form is available here

You can email this completed form to:

hdft.matself.referral@nhs.net

Or post to:

Antenatal Clinic
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate District Hospital
Lancaster Park Road
Harrogate
HG2 7SX

If you experience any difficulty in completing or e-mailing 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 download a QR code, you may also access the information using this link:

www.gov.uk/phe/pregnancy-newborn-screening

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
  • Stillbirth
  • 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.

Remember to attend all of your antenatal appointments



  • 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.

Contact us

Community Midwifery Office: 01423 553051 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

Antenatal Clinic: 01423 553010 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

Maternity Assessment Centre: 01423 557531 (8am-8pm, Monday-Friday)

If you need to speak to someone urgently outside of these hours, the Delivery Suite can be contacted 24 hours a day on 01423 553184.

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