Maternity Services

Labour line 0300 123 9001 (24hrs)

Are you newly pregnant?

There is a new way for you to register for maternity care at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Please click here for further information

What to do if you are pregnant and experience bleeding? 

If you are less than 16 weeks with vaginal bleeding/pain/any other pregnancy issues you should contact your GP who may refer you to the Early Pregnancy Antenatal Unit (EPAU) if appropriate. If out of hours you should call 111 or access the Emergency Department.

Your GP must refer you to the Early Pregnancy and Antenatal Unit (EPAU) so an appointment can be made for you. The EPAU Team do not provide a drop in service.

Women with a POSITIVE COVID-19 test

If you have a COVID-19 (coronavirus) positive swab result from a test you have had anywhere other than Hampshire Hospitals, (while you are under our maternity care) we need to know the result as soon as possible so that we can plan your care appropriately.

This will also mean we can ensure that you receive any up to date advice and support that you may require.

Following a positive result, please telephone:

  • For Winchester and Andover: 01962 863535 and ask for bleep number 3007
  • For Basingstoke: 01256 473202and ask for bleep number 1197

If you are booked with the Blossom or Bloom teams please call 07467 688396.

Information about the Covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy or if you are breastfeeding


  • Covid-10 vaccines can be given at any time in pregnancy.
  • In low-risk situations some women may choose to delay vaccination until 12 weeks of gestation, aiming for vaccination as soon as possible thereafter.
  • If there is a higher chance of contracting infection, or a woman is at higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19, the vaccine should be offered at the earliest opportunity, including in the first trimester.
  • Breastfeeding women can receive a Covid-19 vaccine; there is no need to stop breastfeeding to have the vaccine.
  • Women planning a pregnancy or fertility treatment can also receive the Covid-19 vaccine and do not need to delay conception.
  • About two thirds of women who test positive for Covid-19 in pregnancy have no symptoms at all.
  • In the UK approximately 1 in 100 pregnant women who have been admitted to hospital test positive for Covid-19 (although this will change during the stages of the pandemic).
  • Pregnant women can get life-threatening illness from Covid-19, particularly if they have underlying health conditions.
  • In the later stages of pregnancy women are at increased risk of becoming seriously unwell with Covid-19. If you have Covid-19 in pregnancy you are twice as likely to have a stillbirth.
  • If a woman is infected with Covid-19, It is twice as likely that a baby will be born prematurely which can affect their long term health.

Further information can be found by clicking on the following webpage link:

Please click on the links below for information relating to each hospital:

Wessex Healthier Together logo

The Wessex Healthier Together website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals across the local area. You’ll find information and advice (which can be translated in many languages) on many subjects including:

  • Getting ready for pregnancy – advice to maximise your health before you become pregnant
  • Pregnancy – antenatal care, screening and concerns
  • Preparing for birth – where to give birth, vaginal births and caesarean sections, pain relief options
  • Caring for your baby in the postnatal period – infant feeding
  • Recovering from birth – your mental and physical wellbeing
  • Caring for children from birth to 18 years old

And much more! The advice from this website is endorsed by the maternity service at Hampshire Hospitals in Andover, Basingstoke and Winchester.

Think you are in labour?

24 Hour Labour Line

A Labour Line midwife will take your history and discuss your birthing plan with you. They will make arrangements with you for your birth and ongoing care.

0300 123 9001

Wherever you plan to give birth the midwife on the Labour Line will be your first point of contact.


We value your feedback, and want to make our services as good as possible for you. That’s why we’ll be asking you the following simple question regarding your use of our Maternity Services:

How likely are you to recommend our maternity services to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?

We will ask you to rate and comment on your experience by completing our paper survey. Your feedback is anonymous and will be used to improve our service. It is free to respond.

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust works in partnership with Envoy Messenger to deliver this service. If you do not wish to participate you can simply reply ‘STOP’ when you receive the message. We will not send you any further texts.

If you have not provided us with a telephone number, you can still complete a Friends and Family Test survey card when leaving the department and post it into the confidential feedback box.

For more informa on on the Friends and Family Test, please visit or contact the Trust’s Customer Care Team on 01256 486766.

This Trust will soon be carrying out a survey to find out what women who have recently given birth think about their experiences of antenatal care, childbirth and postnatal care. This is part of a national programme to improve patients’ experiences of maternity care. 

Women aged 16 years and over who have recently given birth under the care of one of our hospitals (Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital or the Royal Hampshire County Hospital), Hampshire Hospitals maternity centre at Andover War Memorial Hospital or at home, may receive a questionnaire by post asking about their experiences. 

They will be asked about various aspects of their antenatal care, labour and postnatal care, feeding and care at home. An external survey contractor, Picker Institute Europe, is administering the survey on behalf of the CQC so that people’s responses are anonymous.

Obtaining feedback from women who use our maternity services and taking account of their views is really important for bringing about improvements in the care we provide and understanding what really matters to women. We will work with our staff and patients to use the feedback from this survey to help improve experiences of the care we provide.

Taking part in the survey is voluntary and people’s responses are anonymous. The results of the survey will be presented in a form that does not allow any individual’s answers to be identified. If you are selected to take part your contact details will be used by researchers to post a questionnaire to your home address to carry out the survey. 

If you do not wish to take part, or have any questions about the survey please contact our customer care team on 01256 486766 or

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