Just found out you are pregnant?
If you have had a positive pregnancy test, you can self-refer to the Maternity Services by registering on mypregnancynotes.com Once you have completed the pregnancy registration form, it will automatically go to the Maternity Records Department so that you can be added to the Maternity System. The Community Midwifery Team will be automatically notified of this and will arrange your booking appointment within 2 weeks, for which you will be sent an appointment letter. The new ”My Pregnancy Notes” has a wealth of health advice and serves as your personal maternity records that you can add entries to – such as your personalised care plan.
Alternatively, you can phone the Maternity Records Department (01302 642814), who can complete the referral on your behalf. If you prefer to register via post, please complete the referral form and post it to: Doncaster Women’s Hospital, Community Hub, Direct Access Referral, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5LT.
Doncaster Maternity Services
Doncaster Central Delivery Suite
The Central Delivery Suite is situated on floor 6 of the Women’s Hospital, close to the Neonatal Unit and Maternity Theatre. There is a three bedded observation area for women and birthing people who are not in labour and nine well equipped birthing rooms, six of which have en-suite facilities. A newly modernised birth suite is available with mood lighting, docking station and a plumbed “pool” for people who choose to labour or birth in water. All birth rooms have access to a variety of birthing aids such as birthing balls, mats and beanbags to encourage women and birthing people to remain active in labour and help promote the normality of childbirth.
Visiting: Birth partners only
Telephone: 01302 642644
Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
The Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (EPAU) is a nurse led service and deals with non-urgent problems less than 16 weeks of pregnancy. An appointment system is in operation. You can be referred either by a Community Midwife or GP, or they can contact the unit for advice themselves. It is important that people who use this service have had a positive pregnancy test. Depending on the urgency of the problem, people will either be seen on the same day or given an appointment for the next working day, or referred directly to the Gynaecology ward.
The Doncaster EPAU is open from 8.00am to 5.00pm during weekdays. If you wish to speak to a nurse or to make an appointment please contact the unit.
Telephone: 01302 642653
Antenatal Assessment Unit
Some people need closer monitoring during the mid and later stages of pregnancy. The Antenatal Assessment Unit (ANAU) is a midwife led service that is run on weekdays. It is used when a pregnancy needs closer monitoring than can be provided within the community or at a hospital clinic. Your consultant or doctor will refer you to the Antenatal Assessment Unit if needed.
In Doncaster, the unit is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.
Telephone: 01302 642713
Triage Assessment Unit
If you are more than 16 weeks pregnant and have any concerns regarding your pregnancy, the health and wellbeing of your baby or you think you may be in labour it is important that you obtain advice from a midwife.
At Doncaster, there is a Triage Assessment Unit on Level 3 of the hospital. The Triage Unit provides 24 hour access to a midwife and/or obstetrician for urgent pregnancy ailments or concerns. The Triage unit is the main referral into the hospital.
Telephone: 01302 642711
When you call, a midwife will assess your concerns and advise you on what action to take. This may be advice on care at home, asking you to arrange to see an alternative health care professional like your GP or arranging for you to come into the hospital for further assessment.
Maternity Triage can be a very busy area and pregnant people will be seen on a basis of priority. Your patience is very much appreciated at this time. If you do not understand what is happening to you or you have any worries or questions, please talk to a member of staff.
Infant feeding support
You can access local breastfeeding support here.
Doncaster Breast feeding Helpline 01302 642794 or 01302 566776
- National Breastfeeding Helpline 0300 100 0212 Open 9.30am – 9.30pm every single day of the year
- Breastfeeding Network (BFN) Supporter Line (9.30am till 9.30pm) 0300 100 0210
- Factsheets regarding drugs in human milk – well worth checking before weaning unnecessarily if you have to take medication.
- La Leche League (LLL) Breastfeeding Helpline (24hours) 0845 120 2918 or 0345 120 2918
- National Childbirth Trust (NCT) Breastfeeding Helpline (8.00am till 10.00pm) 0300 330 0771
Doncaster Family Hubs are designed to bring services together to work with families from conception, through childhood and into adolescence (0 -18 years and 25 years SEND) to deliver an integrated local offer.
The Family Hubs run various groups and courses for parents and carers. They are currently also operating virtually.
Family Hubs in Doncaster can be found here.
Doncaster Health Visitors
You can contact Doncaster Health Visitors by telephone on 01302 566776.
Their team offer support, advice, guidance and information. They will be able to discuss any health or wellbeing concerns with you. They will also liaise with other professionals to make sure that you and your family receive the best possible care.
You can change appointments or pass on a message to the health professional who’s visiting you.
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Children’s Care Group