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You will be contacted within two weeks from your self-referral date. We aim to book all pregnancies by 9 weeks gestation. If you have not received any correspondence within two weeks please contact Maternity Referrals at or phone 01892 632823

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To book your pregnancy with Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust you do not need to visit a GP. Please complete this form once you are at least 5 weeks pregnant.

After you submit this form a notice will appear on your screen confirming it has been submitted.

You can find out more information on what to expect from your ‘booking appointment’ here. 

Please note, out of area referrals have been temporarily suspended.

Unfortunately, due to increased demand on our maternity services, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend out of area referrals.

Pregnancy and planning for the arrival of your baby is an exciting time so we understand this news will be disappointing for many women and we are very sorry, however this action is necessary to ensure the safety of the women and families we care for.

Other birthing choices available in Kent and Medway can be found on the Bump Birth and Beyond website – If you live outside of these areas then please visit your local NHS Trust’s website to see what other options are available to you.

We would like to reassure you that our decision will be kept under regular review and we will inform you of any changes at the earliest opportunity.

If you are unsure whether you live in MTW’s maternity services catchment area, please contact the midwifery booking team –

Once again we thank you for your patience and understanding as well as your support over the recent months.

Important pregnancy advice and information

Please read our Your Pregnancy, Your Choice leaflet or visit the Choosing where to have your baby page of our website to find out the options available to you.

It is recommended that all pregnant women take 400 micrograms of Folic acid in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy as well as 10 micrograms of Vitamin D throughout. Please visit here for more information on Vitamins and Supplements in Pregnancy.

If you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of over 30, we advise that you take a higher dose of 5 milligrams of Folic Acid until your 12th week of pregnancy, you will need a prescription from your GP for this. Use the NHS BMI calculator here

Some women are advised to take aspirin during their pregnancy, your midwife or doctor will discuss this with you if necessary.

If you experience any pain or bleeding please contact your GP. You can find more information on our Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic here.