While you are pregnant you will have regular appointments with a midwife, your GP, or one of our obstetricians.
If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you will normally be looked after by a midwife throughout your pregnancy, and you may also see your GP if he/she is sharing your care with our midwives.
Your care may take place in the community or at the hospital (or a combination); this will depend on your pregnancy and also on your choice.
Women with more complicated pregnancies may be seen by an obstetrician some or all of the time; these appointments always take place at the hospital antenatal clinic. Some women with uncomplicated pregnancies may also have appointments at the hospital antenatal clinic if there is no local clinic available.
Antenatal clinic reception
tel: 020 8510 7175
Antenatal clinics in the community
Community antenatal care is often shared with your GP (shared care) so your GP may also provide some of your appointments.
We have 7 community midwifery teams (Team A-G) which each cover a geographical area of Hackney and lower Wltham Forest. All our teams have weekly antenatal clinics in local GP surgeries, health centres and children’s centres.
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Community midwifery teams
- Area A: 020 8510 7327
Team Leader and Public Health Midwife: Chrissy Velounias
- Area B: 020 8510 7806
Team Leader and Public Health Midwife: Jane Ang
- Area C: 020 8510 7118
Team Leader and Public Health Midwife: Florence Oke
- Area D: 020 8510 7582
Team Leader and Public Health Midwife: Ann Marie Badchkam
- Area E: 020 8510 7149
Team Leader and Public Health Midwife: Chloe Lowe
- Area F: 020 8510 7617
Team Leader and Public Health Midwife: David Condeminas
- Area G (Waltham Forest): 020 8510 7714
Team Leader and Public Health Midwife: Jane Bekoe
Community midwifery secretary
020 8510 5761
(Interim maternity outpatients matron)
tel: 020 8510 7404
We aim to tell you the date of your first appointment with us within two weeks of receiving your referral; you will receive either a phone call or a letter.
If this is your first baby, we aim to complete your first (or ‘booking’) appointment by12 weeks of pregnancy, followed by appointments at 16, 20, 26, 30, 34, 36, 38 and 40 weeks of pregnancy.
If this is not your first baby, you will have your first (or ‘booking’) appointment at 10-12 weeks of pregnancy, followed by appointments at 16, 20, 26, 30, 34, and 38 weeks of pregnancy.
If you have complications in your pregnancy, you may be seen more often. And if your baby hasn’t been born after 41 weeks of pregnancy, you will have another appointment at the antenatal clinic to check your and your baby’s wellbeing and discuss your options.