If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for 10 days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Preparing for your pregnancy

Preparing for your pregnancy image Everyone can benefit from making sure they are as healthy as possible before getting pregnant. See the below advice and resources to learn more. 

Some women may benefit from pre-pregnancy counselling with one of our consultants or specialist teams, to prepared an individualised care plan for your pregnancy journey. This may apply to you if you: 

  • have a medical condition such as diabetes, a kidney or heart problem
  • had complications in a previous pregnancy
  • are very overweight (BMI ≧ 50)

Please ask your GP to refer you to one of our consultants.

If you are having difficulty becoming pregnant, please speak to your GP about referral to our fertility services

Below are some useful links and resources you might find useful during your pregnancy journey
When What
Prebooking appointmen

Appointments and scans videos:

https://web.bestbeginnings.org.uk/web/videos/appointments-scans-and-classes

How a baby develops during pregnancy:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pregnancy-week-by-week/

Screening Leaflet: https://www.nhs.uk/Planners/pregnancycareplanner/Documents/screening_tests_for_you_and_your_baby[1].pdf  This is available in several languages therefore please print and send appropriate version /  make the woman aware available electronically in different languages

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

Personalised Care Plan leaflet:
https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n7036.pdf&ver=14867

Your dating scan:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/dating-scan-ultrasound-10-11-12-13-weeks-pregnant/

Emotional wellbeing:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/mental-health-problems-pregnant/

Smoking in pregnancy:
https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/smoking-in-pregnancy

Alcohol in Pregnancy:
https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/download.cfm?doc=docm93jijm4n2463.pdf&ver=14874

Vitamins and supplements in pregnancy:
https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy-information/im-pregnant/nutrition-pregnancy/what-supplements-do-i-need-pregnancy

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

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

hInformation for dads/partners:
ttps://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/dad-to-be-pregnant-partner/

GDPR and your data:
https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/gdpr
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: https://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.cfm?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: https://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 Weeks

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.cfm?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.cfm?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.cfm?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
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.cfm?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/