Congratulations on the news of your pregnancy
Depending on your pregnancy and individual circumstances, you can choose to have your baby in our Midwifery led Unit, on our Labour Ward, or at home.
we have a purpose built Midwifery Led Unit
a purpose built Labour Ward
an extensive network of Community Midwives who offer home births.
To book your pregnancy care you do not need a referral from your doctor. You can complete a self referral online form, or download a form (in MS Word) and fax/send it to us on 01322 428192 or alternatively, you can ask your GP to send us a letter.
What happens with your referral?
On receiving your self referral form to tell us you are pregnant, we will send you an email confirming we have received your form (only when an email address has been provided).
We will arrange your first visit with a Midwife. This is known as the ‘booking’ visit. It gives you the opportunity to meet your Midwife and start planning your pregnancy care. This will take place at your local GP Surgery or Children’s Centre, at your home, or in our Antenatal Clinic. You will be able to discuss the choices available to you at Darent Valley Hospital.
Postal Address for all enquiries and forms:
Community Midwives Office
c/o Delivery Suite
Darent Valley Hospital
Darenth Wood Road
To re-arrange any existing appointments contact the Community Midwives Office on 01322 428753 you’re local Children’s Centre or your G.P