Your first main appointment is your booking appointment (booking visit) with your midwife normally between 8 and 12 weeks of pregnancy.

You’ll have your weight, height and blood pressure measured. You’ll also be asked to give a urine sample for testing.

If this is your first contact with the midwife please make a BOOKING appointment, for all other appointments please make a RETURN appointment. To make an appointment please call:-

BOOKING telephone 01382 632866 (Mon – Fri 9-4.30pm)

RETURN telephone 01382 740204 (Mon – Thur 9-12.30pm)

Outside these times there may not be someone there to take your call but if you leave your contact number someone will get back to you within 24 hours.

Common issues in pregnancy

Most women have a healthy and straightforward pregnancy with no major issues.

However, even if you’re having a healthy pregnancy you may still have some issues. For some women, these are an inconvenience while for others they can be more severe.

You’ll probably be able to manage many of these yourself. They should get better on their own or with help from your midwife, GP or pharmacist. Every woman’s experience is different.

Maternity exemption certificate

Replacing a lost maternity exemption certificate

Please contact the appropriate Practitioner Services Exemptions Department in the Medical Contact Details section if you have lost your maternity exemption certificate and need to replace it.

You can request either a duplicate medical or maternity exemption certificate to be sent out by post to your home address.