Your referral has been submitted

Thank you for referring yourself for maternity care at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

What to do next

Please allow 7 days for us to process your referral and then contact your community midwife at your GP surgery or Children’s Centre to arrange your first appointment with a midwife by the time you are 10 weeks pregnant. It is essential that you do this before attending your scan.

You will be sent an appointment for your first scan appointment within the next 14 days, but you must contact your community midwife before you have your scan.

Please also print and complete the booking appointment questionnaire and pre-attendance form to take with you to your booking appointment.  If you do not have access to a printer, you can collect a form from your GP surgery or local Children’s Centre.

Pregnancy advice and information

It is recommended that all pregnant women take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid each day. Ideally you should take this from before you are pregnant until you are 12 weeks pregnant. The Department of Health also recommends that all adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, need 10 micrograms (10mcg) of vitamin D a day, and should take a supplement containing this amount.

There is lots of information on this site about pregnancy and birth.  You might want to take a look at information about screening in pregnancy and what to expect from each midwifery appointment during pregnancy before you meet your midwife.