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If your problem is not urgent, please contact the Maternity Helpline on 020 8510 5955 (10am-6pm, 7 days a week); an experienced midwife will be on hand to assist you.

Warning signs in pregnancy are:

  • any bleeding from the vagina after your pregnancy has been confirmed
  • severe abdominal (belly) pain
  • severe headache particularly if you have visual disturbances (like spots in front of your eyes)
  • if your waters break
  • if your baby’s movements get less or you think you haven’t felt the baby moving like (s)he usually does
  • passing urine frequently – and with discomfort/pain
  • a coloured or smelly vaginal discharge

If you are suffering any of these symptoms, please contact a doctor:

Before 18 weeks of pregnancy: contact your GP for advice or come into A&E (out of hours). You may be seen in the Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit (Monday-Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm).

After 18 weeks of pregnancy: telephone Delivery Suite 020 8510 7351 / 7352 / 7353 (24 hours a day). You may be seen in the Obstetric Assessment Unit (OAU). This unit is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.