If you are 4 weeks pregnant or more you need to book your antenatal care and birth with us. Please complete and submit a self-referral form.
You will need to allow up to 7 days for us to receive and process your referral. We will then arrange:
- your booking appointment with the Community Midwives (this may take place by phone)
- your first scan appointment.
Your first appointment with a midwife must take place by the time you are 10 weeks pregnant and before your scan.
Folic acid and vitamin D
If you are pregnant please 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. It is also recommended that you take 10 micrograms (10mcg) of vitamin D a day throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For pregnant women and people with a BMI of 30+, 5mg of folic acid is the recommended dose.
Additional information for Royal Sussex County and Princess Royal hospitals’ patients
- You will receive your booking information by email – please check your junk folder
- We no longer use paper notes. You will need to download the Badger Notes App.