We invite you to register your pregnancy with us any time after the sixth week of your pregnancy. To let us know that you are pregnant, please complete our pregnancy notification form by clicking the button below. A community midwife will then be in contact to complete your booking appointment and book your first clinic appointment.
If you live locally, but wish to book your antenatal care or birth at another hospital, please contact your hospital of choice directly. The BSW Maternity Partnership is your guide to maternity and neonatal services and options in the Bath and North Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire area and provides useful information for women/pregnant people, their birth supporters and families and staff.
If you have informed us of your pregnancy and have not received contact by 9 weeks of pregnancy, or within 5 working days if you were over 10 weeks of pregnancy when you referred, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01722 425185.
Once you have completed your form, feel free to explore all the other useful information to help guide you through your pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby on our website.
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Our antenatal maternity team includes midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists, maternity care assistants, sonographers and several clerical staff, all of whom endeavour to work together to create a positive experience for all women who choose to birth their baby with us. We are here to provide you with evidence-based information and support you to participate equally in all decision making processes and to make informed decisions about your care.
During your initial maternity booking appointment a community midwife will complete a full assessment of your medical history, emotional wellbeing and previous pregnancies/births. They will then discuss with you recommendations for the most appropriate lead professional for your antenatal care. All women will be booked under either midwife led care or consultant led care and this will be fully discussed with you.
An allocated community midwifery team will then continue to provide routine antenatal appointments to women in your local area (see Antenatal Care Timeline). If you reside outside of the Salisbury catchment area but choose to have your baby at Salisbury, your antenatal community midwife care will be with Salisbury community midwives and you will be handed over to your local community midwives for your postnatal care.
Women who are booked under consultant led care will then be referred to our antenatal obstetric led clinic. You will then have additional appointments with obstetricians at different stages of your pregnancy. Our main antenatal clinics run in the Antenatal Clinic in the Maternity department at Salisbury District Hospital. We also run some additional satellite clinics in Shaftesbury and Tidworth.
Maternity ultrasound appointments will take place at Salisbury District Hospital for dating scans (first maternity scan) and anomaly scans (at approximately 20 weeks). Some women will be recommended additional growth scans in the third trimester, these appointments can be done at Salisbury District Hospital or at our satellite clinics in Shaftesbury and Tidworth.
Some women with certain medical conditions (such as but not limited to: complex cardiac conditions, sickle cell disease, organ transplants) may be recommended to have some or all of their antenatal care at the Princess Anne Maternity Unit in Southampton, our tertiary maternal medicine referral centre.
As we are a training hospital, this means that student midwives and medical students work along doctors and midwives in all areas of the Maternity unit. We hope that you will be happy to welcome them at your consultation, but understand if you would prefer not to, the choice is entirely yours.
Please note: Where the term ‘women’ is used on this page, this refers to all birthing people.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.