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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. 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 information about screening tests to help you make informed decisions.
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:
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:
Or post to:
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate District Hospital
Lancaster Park Road
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.
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.
Alison Pedlingham (Head of Midwifery, Planned and Surgical Care Directorate): 01423 555637
Danielle Bhanvra (Matron, Maternity Services): 01423 553183
Sarah Harris (Maternity Assessment Centre and Delivery Suite Manager): 01423 557413
Mary McCaul (Continuity of Carer Team Leader): 01423 553607
Charlie Kent (Pannal Ward Manager): 01423 553190
Jo Orgles (Infant Feeding Co-ordinator): 01423 555629
Lucy Kitching (Antenatal Clinic Team Leader, Public Health Midwife & Named Midwife for Safeguarding): 01423 552298
Odile Poole (Antenatal and Newborn Screening Co-ordinator): 01423 555429