How to book your pregnancy with Medway Maternity Services
It has come to my attention that it is not that easy to find where to book your pregnancy on the Medway NHS Foundation Trust website. So here is a how to guide!
Click this link to the on-line referral form! https://www.medway.nhs.uk/services/self-referral-forms.htm
You will need your NHS number, your email address, your mobile telephone number. It is vitally important that these details are entered correctly. Your full name should be entered not the name you are known by. ie I would enter ‘Gillian’ not ‘Gill’.
If for some reason the link is not working, here are the steps to follow: Put www.medway.nhs.uk into your browser.
Then click find a service.
Click on Maternity services
Click on Congratulations
Scroll down the page until you find the link online self referral form now. Click this
From here you need to decide which Midwifery Team you will be under and click the link to the right team. These are by area. If you are unsure then click the link to the Riverside Team and the team assistant will direct your application to the right area.
If you are from outside of Medway and you wish to book to have your baby at Medway Maternity Unit then click the link to the Riverside Team. Although, you should be aware that Midwives are unable to facilitate a homebirth outside of the trust boundaries and if you feel that you would like a homebirth then it may be better to book at your local Trust. Once you have had your baby your care will be transferred back to your local trust for postnatal community care.
When you are completing the forms, double checking your email address is correct and that your name is spelled correctly.
You will need to enter your Name as it is spelled on your official paperwork.
Congratulations on your pregnancy, you will find lots of information about having a baby on my blog pages and then later on in your pregnancy you will have the opportunity to book onto one of my hypnobirthing courses.
As you are no doubt aware, I am your local Birth Doula, this means that I could provide you with bespoke care throughout your pregnancy and be at your birth to support you and your family with emotional support, practical support and information that is relevant to you and your pregnancy. I can help you navigate the maternity system.
My Hypnobirthing Classes are full antenatal education with a hypnobirthing element to them. They follow the Love Your Birth Session plans which have an interactive content framework and fits in why my philosophy as a former midwife perfectly. It is really important in pregnancy that you get to grips with where sources of information come from and how accurate they are for you and your pregnancy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.