Our Emergency Department is extremely busy. 

If you need medical care or advice that is urgent but not an immediate, genuine emergency, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/ or call 111 first so trained NHS 111 advisors can tell you the best place to be seen quickly.

Please remember there is also the Urgent Treatment Centre at Seaton House, NG2 4LA.

Your Pregnancy & Birth

Being pregnant is both an exciting and often daunting experience for mothers, partners and their families.  There are lots of things to think about and decisions to be made along with hundreds of questions to be asked, especially so for first time parents.  We want you to have the best possible experience during this very special time.  

For Information on our current parent and antenatal classes, please follow this link : https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/parent-and-antenatal-classes

You can find general information and advice for different stages of your pregnancy below:

Stages of Pregnancy

12 Weeks

Your baby at 12 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/12-weeks-pregnant/

Baby Buddy App:
https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/baby-buddy

Smoking:
https://lovebump.org.uk/nottinghamshire/

Weight management:
https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/weight-management-pregnancy

Exercise:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pregnancy-exercise/

BBC Tiny Happy People:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07pd9bl

ACEs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiMjTzCnbNQ

Infant Feeding Leaflets:
https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/adult-leaflets?smbfolder=74

16 weeks

Your baby at 16 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/16-weeks-pregnant/

Smoking video:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/upload/video/group-2/10471/video/oc-9.mp4

Weight:
https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/weight-management-pregnancy

Exercise:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pregnancy-exercise/

Alcohol:
https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/drinking-alcohol-pregnancy

Breastfeeding: 
https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/labour-birth/after-birth/feeding-your-baby/breastfeeding-information-and-support

You and your partner videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/you-and-your-partner

18 weeks

Your baby at 18 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/18-weeks-pregnant/

Big Little Moments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mImCkUyNH8Q

Anomaly Scan: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/20-week-scan/

Information on paternal mental health: https://www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk/

Infant Feeding: https://www.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/breastfeeding/

Healthy Lifestyle message videos:

https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/search/smoking

20 weeks

Your baby at 20 weeks: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/20-weeks-pregnant/

Smoking: https://lovebump.org.uk/nottinghamshire/

Weight: https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/weight-management-pregnancy

Exercise and pelvic floor exercises in pregnancy: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pregnancy-exercise/

Healthy eating in pregnancy: https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/patients/patient-information-leaflets/pregnancy/pi-healthy-eating-and-vitamin-supplements-in-pregnancy.pdf

Skin to Skin contact: https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/baby-friendly-resources/implementing-standards-resources/skin-to-skin-contact/

Rights at work video:

https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/rights-at-work

22 Weeks

Your baby at 22 weeks: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/22-weeks-pregnant/

Mental health

https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/mental-wellbeing/tips-improving-mental-wellbeing-pregnancy

Choices Leaflet: https://mk0healthandcary1acq.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Choices-Amended-Final-Version-Feb-2020.pdf

Different types of birth:

https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/video/different-types-of-delivery-1421/videos

24 Weeks

Your baby at 24 weeks: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/24-weeks-pregnant/

Problems and warning signs:

https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/problems-and-warning-signs

Smoking in pregnancy video:

https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/upload/video/group-2/10481/video/how-i-stopped-smoking.mp4

Pelvic floor exercises: https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/exercise-pregnancy/pelvic-floor-exercises

Being overweight in pregnancy: https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/patients/patient-information-leaflets/pregnancy/pi-being-overweight-during-pregnancy-and-after-birth-002.pdf

26 Weeks

Your baby at 26 weeks: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/26-weeks-pregnant/

Screening: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/screening-tests-in-pregnancy/

Alcohol: https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/alcohol-facts/health-effects-of-alcohol/fertility-and-pregnancy/alcohol-and-pregnancy/

Breastfeeding: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/breastfeeding-first-days/

30 Weeks

Offer and book MSW home visit between 33-36 weeks

Your baby at 30 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/30-weeks-pregnant/

Problems and warning sign videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/problems-and-warning-signs

Baby Blues and postnatal depression:
https://www.rcm.org.uk/media/2221/baby-blues-article_labourbirth.pdf

32 Weeks

Your baby at 32 weeks:
ttps://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/32-weeks-pregnant/

Preparing for birth videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/preparing-for-birth

Use of water in labour leaflet:
https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/download/doc/docm93jijm4n2448.pdf?ver=15094

Breastfeeding videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/breastfeeding

Positioning and attachment video:
https://www.unicef.org.uk/babyfriendly/baby-friendly-resources/breastfeeding-resources/positioning-and-attachment-video/

Attaching baby at the breast:
ttps://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/attaching-your-baby-at-the-breast/?portfolioCats=191%2C94%2C13%2C23%2C65

How to express:
https://globalhealthmedia.org/portfolio-items/how-to-express-breastmilk/?portfolioCats=191%2C94%2C13%2C23%2C65

33-36 Weeks

MSW Home visit: discuss what to pack; mother’s guide leaflet; contact numbers; partners visiting/restrictions; offer smoking and weight management re-referral

35 Week

Your baby at 35 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/35-weeks-pregnant/

Problems and warning signs videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/problems-and-warning-signs

Reducing your risk of perineal tears:
https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/tears/reducing-risk/

Coping with the latent phase of labour:
https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/download/doc/docm93jijm4n2454.pdf?ver=15093

Your mental health videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/your-mental-health

Emotions after childbirth leaflet:
https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/download/doc/docm93jijm4n2464.pdf?ver=13871

Infant feeding leaflets:

https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/adult-leaflets?smbfolder=74

Bottle feeding videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/formula-feeding

Screening tests for baby:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/newborn-screening/ and leaflets (in various languages to download: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/screening-tests-for-you-and-your-baby-description-in-brief

Baby Check – is your baby really ill?:
https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/baby-check-2015.pdf

37 Weeks

Information about the postnatal visiting schedule

Your baby at 37 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/37-weeks-pregnant/

Problems and warning signs videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/problems-and-warning-signs

You and your partner videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/you-and-your-partner

Pre-labour spontaneous rupture of membranes leaflet:
https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/download/doc/docm93jijm4n5236.pdf?ver=10802

39 Weeks

Your baby at 38 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/39-weeks-pregnant/

Problems and warning signs videos;
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/problems-and-warning-signs

Baby Blues:
https://www.nct.org.uk/life-parent/how-you-might-be-feeling/baby-blues-what-expect

Planned caesarean at 37-39 weeks:

Use of antenatal corticosteroids before planned caesarean birth at term

40 Weeks

Your baby at 40 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/40-weeks-pregnant/

Problems and warning sign videos:
https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/problems-and-warning-signs

Outpatient IOL leaflet:
https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/download/doc/docm93jijm4n3055.pdf?ver=13108

Postnatal depression and perinatal mental health:
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/postnatal-depression-and-perinatal-mental-health/about-maternal-mental-health-problems/

Baby Check – is your baby really ill?:
https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/baby-check-2015.pdf

41 Weeks

Your baby at 41 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/41-weeks-pregnant/

 

42 weeks

Your baby at 42 weeks:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/42-weeks-pregnant/