If you have a positive pregnancy test and wish to have your baby under the care of Basildon University Hospital, you can now contact a midwife direct without having to see your GP first.
How to contact us
The best way to get in touch is by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, daytime and evening contact telephone number and GP details.
A qualified midwife will contact you by telephone within seven days to take further details regarding your medical history and any problems you may have had with previous pregnancies, and an appointment will be made for your first scan. Your named community midwife will then contact you to arrange to meet with you and to book further appointments.
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For non-urgent concerns contact maternitydirect+,
our Facebook-based midwife advice service
It is likely that with every new day throughout your pregnancy and beyond you will have at least one new question. If you have decided to have your baby at Basildon University Hospital, you can contact a midwife via social media.
Maternity Direct+ is there just for you, with a midwife on hand to answer your non-urgent questions. Our Maternity Direct Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/maternitydirect/ or search 'maternity direct') features daily posts about health, things happening in the press, how partners can help, pre-pregnancy, during and post pregnancy advice, etc. As Maternity Direct+ is led by experienced midwives you can be assured that you will be provided with sound, evidence-based advice and support. You can get in touch by visiting our Facebook page and leaving a message with your non-urgent questions and concerns. We are there to help - so please visit our page, give us a ‘like’ and spread the word.
Although Facebook is our primary social media outlet, we also have a Twitter page - @maternitydirect - where you will find regular ‘tweets’ on current topics of interest.
You can get in contact via:Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/maternitydirect
You, and members of your family, can contact the midwife with any non-urgent questions and she will respond to you direct.
If you have an urgent query please contact the delivery suite on 01268 394598.