Maternity

Contacting the midwife

If you have had a positive pregnancy test, it is recommended that you access maternity care as soon as possible via your GP or Community Midwife, who will complete the necessary referral into maternity services.

Unplanned Pregnancy Options:

Find out where you can go for help and advice if you’re pregnant and not sure you want to continue with the pregnancy. This includes information about getting an abortion (also known as a termination of pregnancy).

Sexwise (National): www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk/unplanned-pregnancy

FRESH (Manchester): www.fresh4manchester.nhs.uk/pregnancy-options

Other maternity services:

  • Active Mums

    You might be anxious that having a baby means you have to forgo your usual workout routine but luckily you can still get your exercise on with one of the great mums and babies exercise classes.

    Telephone: 0800 032 1806

  • Aqua Natal at Moss Side Leisure Centre

    Aqua Natal classes consist of gentle exercise in the water for expectant mums.

    Telephone: 0161 226 5015

  • Baby Buddy: Pregnancy & Parent

    Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

    Google Play Store
    Download Baby Buddy on the Google Play Store

    Apple App Store
    Download Baby Buddy on the Apple App Store

  • Fresh 4 Manchester

    If you are pregnant you can visit one of our FRESH clinics where a member of staff can support you to access the right health care and services that can offer you further help and support.

    Telephone
    07970 976902

  • ICON – Infant Crying and How to Cope

    The Manchester ICON webpage has information on infant crying, safe sleeping, the health visiting service and Infant feeding team.

  • MAMA Academy

    MAMA Academy’s mission is to empower all maternity professionals and expectant parents on stillbirth prevention methods to help more babies arrive safely.

    Phone
    07427 851670

    Email
    contact@mamaacademy.org.uk

  • NHS Pregnancy

    This guide includes all you need to know about trying for a baby, pregnancy, labour and birth.

  • Pregnancy Testing

    Pregnancy testing kits can be bought at pharmacies and supermarkets or can be done for free at a sexual health clinic. GP surgeries do not offer a pregnancy testing service.

  • Start for Life

    Trusted NHS help and advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

  • Tommy’s

    Tommy’s provides information and support to empower parents during pregnancy.