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Antenatal Care

Access to Maternity services:

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

Early access to maternity care is important to ensure that all the appropriate care options are discussed, including all antenatal screening options.  This is really important for you and your baby's health.

As soon as you find out you are pregnant, you should either contact your community midwife, or make an appointment with your GP:


  1. To find out who your local Community Midwifery Team are, you can ring (0161) 276 6246 - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Radio Telephone Room. Your midwife will be able to complete a referral to Saint Mary's Hospital.
  2. Your GP can refer you directly to Saint Mary's Hospital or advise you to see the Community Midwife for referral to Saint Mary's Hospital.


Depending on your postcode, you will be offered a booking appointment, usually within two weeks, with either your local community midwife (employed by this Trust) or at one of Saint Mary's Antenatal Clinics, which includes clinics at Saint Mary's, Trafford General Hospital or Salford Royal Foundation Trust Hospital.

Click here for an outline of antenatal care and what to expect.