Pregnancy

If you have a positive pregnancy test: here's what to do next.

You will have been given a number on which to call your community midwife team when you booked. This is for non-urgent calls.

Non-urgent advice: When to call

For information about when and who to call in a emergency, urgent or non-urgent situation.

Booking for care at the Rosie Hospital

If you have a positive pregnancy test: here's what to do next

Get in touch with your local midwifery team as soon as possible to let them know about your pregnancy. Your GP surgery will have their contact number. We will then contact you to schedule a first (booking) appointment with Rosie midwife. You can also contact the central booking line on 01223 348981.

Rosie midwives work in teams across parts of rural Cambridgeshire as well as Cambridge City. You will see them throughout your pregnancy and after you give birth. Appointments may be held in GP surgeries, in children’s centres and in hospital-based clinics. Midwives may also visit you in your own home, especially after you have had your baby. If you live outside of our catchment area and want to have your baby at the Rosie Hospital, you will be asked to come to the hospital to see a midwife here, but will also receive community-based care from midwives attached to your local hospital.

Ideally, we would like to see you for your booking appointment by 8 weeks of pregnancy.

Read the Screening tests for you and your baby leaflet before your midwife booking appointment to find out much more about the screening tests offered during and after pregnancy. This information is also available in other languages and easy guides.

You may be seen throughout your pregnancy only by midwives, this is called Midwifery-Led Care. However, if you have a need for additional care you may be referred for Consultant Led Care and have additional appointments at the Rosie Hospital. These appointments are usually held in Clinic 21 (Level One) or Clinic 22 (Level Two). Specialist clinics include haematology, cardiology, hypertension, wellbeing (perinatal mental health), Rainbow (after late pregnancy loss, stillbirth or neonatal death), multiple pregnancy (twins or more), diabetes and risk of preterm birth. Clinics are also run by the women’s health physiotherapists and by obstetric anaesthetists.

The NHS pregnancy and baby guide is a comprehensive source on all stages of pregnancy and what you can expect from NHS services. It will tell you how to work out your due date, gives a week by week guide and information on the early days, pregnancy (antenatal care), health and wellbeing, tests scans and checks, vaccinations, twins, common pregnancy ailments, pregnancy-induced conditions, existing health problems and preparing for the birth.

Birthing locations

The Rosie offers three locations for labour and birth – home, Rosie birth centre (RBC) or delivery unit.

If you have no health or pregnancy complications, the usual place to birth your baby is the Rosie birth centre or at home.

If you chose to have your baby at home, your birth will be supported by midwives who take the lead in care for low risk pregnancy and childbirth.

If you chose to have your baby in the birth centre you will be supported at the birth by midwives who take the lead in the care of low risk births. Each room in the birth centre is designed to offer a calm environment and has its own pool and en suite facilities. It is anticipated that you will return home soon after the birth.

If you have any medical conditions or pregnancy complications that would indicate the need for obstetric led care, then the safest place for you to have your baby is on the delivery unit, where your birth will be supported by a maternity team which will include midwives and doctors. The delivery unit also has rooms with en suite facilities and there is a pool room.

Talk to your midwife about any risk factors in your pregnancy and the most appropriate option for you.

For more information see Your choices during pregnancy

Contact the midwifery manager

If you feel you need to speak to senior midwife you can contact the midwifery manager of the day via Addenbrookes switchboard: Call 01223 245151 and ask them to bleep 1560984

This number will be answered anytime of the day or night, but please bear in mind that the midwife carrying the bleep may also be caring for patients and being called to attend emergencies, so they may only be able to take your details and then get an appropriate person to call you back.

The consultant midwife can also be reached via Addenbrookes switchboard during normal working hours: Call 01223 245151 and ask them to bleep 157181

Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit

If you are less than 13 weeks pregnant and have not yet had a dating scan please call us on 01223 217636 (08:00 - 20:00 Monday - Friday excluding Bank Holidays)

Other useful numbers

Rosie Hospital main reception: 01223 217617

Ultrasound scan department: 01223 217621

Antenatal clinic: 01223 217664

Delivery Unit: 01223 217217

Rosie Birth Centre: 01223 217003

Screening Team: 01223 348666