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.

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 below. 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 the following information which provides informed consent:

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.

Open our self-referral formTo open a PDF you may need to download Adobe Reader

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

You can email this completed form to:

MatSelfReferral@hdft.nhs.uk

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 form below, or you are unable to access a printer, these forms will be available at your GP surgery. Please ask at reception of your surgery.

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



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    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 ofyour 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, seven days a week)

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.

Key Staff

Alison Pedlingham (Head of Midwifery, Planned and Surgical Care Directorate): 01423 555637

Debi Gibson (Matron, Maternity Services): 01423 553183

Danielle Bhanvra (Maternity Assessment Centre and Delivery Suite Manager): 01423 557546

Walburgh Manhungira (Antenatal Clinic and Community Midwife Manager): 01423 553607

Charlie Kent (Pannal Ward Manager): 01423 553190

Jo Orgles (Infant Feeding Co-ordinator): 01423 555629

Lucy Kitching (Public Health Midwife & Named Midwife for Safeguarding): 01423 554298

Odile Poole (Antenatal and Newborn Screening Co-ordinator): 01423 555429

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