Pregnancy Care Planner

Are you Pregnant?

SHIP Maternity Referral is an NHS service providing a single point of access for ALL maternity referrals in the Portsmouth, Andover, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton and Isle of Wight areas. The aim is to make sure you have access to the right care from day one. SHIP Maternity Referral will triage your referral based on the information you provide and the hospital will contact you to start your antenatal care.

Self-refer your pregnancy to SHIP Maternity Referral

The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.   

Before you are Pregnant

All about conception and getting pregnant

Thinking about the next baby?

Your Pregnancy and Labour

How the baby develops

0-8 weeks pregnant

9-12 weeks pregnant

13-16 weeks pregnant

17-20 weeks pregnant

21-24 weeks pregnant

25-28 weeks pregnant

29-32 weeks pregnant

33-36 weeks pregnant

37-40 weeks pregnant

40+ weeks pregnant

Your health in pregnancy

Common health problems

Antenatal care and classes

Choosing where to have your baby

Labour and birth

When pregnancy goes wrong

You and Your Baby

What you will need for your baby?

Your life after the birth

The first days with your baby

The first weeks with your baby

Feeding your baby

General Pregnancy Topics

Feelings and relationships

Information for dads

Maternity leave and employment rights

Rights and benefits

Make some decisions

If you have a long-term condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure)