What if I have complications?

If any complications arise, or if you have a known medical problem, your midwife will refer you to an obstetrician who will then become the lead professional in your care. Your midwife may also refer you to other professional colleagues, such as an anaesthetist, physiotherapist, dietician or psychologist.

Many of these professionals run regular clinics and educational sessions in the antenatal and postnatal periods. They will provide you with up-to-date information to help you make informed choices about your care. However, your midwife will continue to be involved in your care and provide you with help and support.

Maternity Assessment Suite (MAS)/Triage

The MAS/Triage is a service designed for women who may be showing signs of early complications that do not require admission to hospital. The service allows for your pregnancy to be more closely monitored. If you require an appointment in this unit your midwife or obstetrician will give you information on what to expect.

Antenatal ward

If your pregnancy requires more in-depth monitoring, you will be admitted to the antenatal ward. There are a number of conditions which require this—your obstetrician will give you detailed information you on what you can expect and what choices you have.

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Self refer online

Get help (maternity helpline)

Chelsea and Westminster
T: 020 3315 6000

West Middlesex
T: 020 8321 5839 

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Mum & Baby app

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Care Information Exchange

The Care Information Exchange gives you online access to your results, scans and appointments during your pregnancy. Find out more.

eRedbook app

eRedbook is an NHS-approved app that allows you to keep a secure digital record of your child's health and development—download and register today!

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