Pregnancy and Maternity

Notify us if you're Pregnant

Please contact the surgery for the maternity exemption certificate to be filled in, this can also be sent electronically if you have an email address.

For NHS advice and information on maternity and paternity benefits and leave, please visit

Unplanned pregnancy

Find out where you can go for help and advice if you’re pregnant and not sure you want to continue with the pregnancy. This includes information about getting an abortion (also known as a termination of pregnancy).

The Abortion and Unplanned Pregnancy service is operating during the Covid-19 outbreak. The service has adapted to offer, where appropriate, telephone consultations and home use mifepristone and misoprostol for patients at up to 10 weeks gestation.

If home-use mifepristone and misoprostol is not appropriate or patients require surgical treatment, clinics remain open with services adhering to national guidelines to ensure safe treatment.

You can call the Marie Stopes clinic 24/7 advice line on 0345 300 8090, for information, support or to book treatment directly. We aim to offer initial consultations within 48 hours.

Patients can access our services at any of our clinics across the UK. For a full list of our clinic locations, please visit

Planning your pregnancy

If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy.

View the ‘Planning your pregnancy’ page on the NHS website for more information.

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: Google Play: Baby Buddy

Download from: iTunes: Baby Buddy

Further information

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it in the NHS – Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide.

Self refer to your local hospitals

UCLH – – How to refer – maternity services

Self refer to Whittington Hospital – – Maternity Services


If you’ve experienced a miscarriage, Tommy’s are here to help and support you.

Website: Tommy’s: Support After Miscarriage

Antenatal Care

When you become pregnant

When you become pregnant you will have various choices ahead of you. The earlier you seek advice the more options you have. We recommend folic acid and vitamin D supplements for the healthy development of a baby and it is sensible to meet early with midwife to discuss healthy and safe nutrition and alcohol use.