Health concerns in pregnancy

During your pregnancy, your body goes through many changes, most of which are completely normal. However, there are some concerns that may worry you and may need to be checked by a health professional. We have produced this useful guide which lays out some common concerns and symptoms and who you should contact.

 

New! Maternity Advice Line

In September 2015, we launched a new project which we hope will reduce the number of women who need to come to the triage department at the Women’s Centre.  Midwives based in the ambulance hub in Almondsbury will be taking all maternity-related phone calls to triage during the hours of 10am-10pm (7days per week).  The number for Women/GP’s to ring triage will not change – 0300 422 5541 - the triage telephone number will simply divert to the midwives answering the calls in the ambulance hub. 

We hope that by ensuring the midwives are dedicated to taking the telephone calls only and not trying to give clinical care at the same time, they will have time to understand the requirements of the women ringing the advice line and therefore triage women to the most appropriate place – Right Women in the Right Place cared for by the Right Professional.  This will reduce travel for women across the county who may be able to visit a department or drop in clinic nearer their home.

 

There are still the same number of midwives in the triage department who will now be able to increase the amount of time they can spend with each woman who presents to our service.  We also hope to reduce waiting times for women who do need to come in.