Maternity Services

The information here will  cover all aspects of the services we offer, including pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, both in the hospital and community.

Just found out you are pregnant?

If you have had a positive pregnancy test, you can self-refer to our Maternity Services. We advise that you do this as soon as possible as we aim to book your maternity care before your pregnancy reaches 10 weeks.

Self-refer online:

You can refer yourself to our maternity service by registering on mypregnancynotes.com – https://www.mypregnancynotes.com/.

Once you have  completed the pregnancy registration form, it will automatically go to our Maternity Records Department so that you can be added to our Maternity System. Our Community Midwifery Team will be automatically notified of this and will arrange your booking appointment within two weeks, for which you will be sent an appointment letter.  The new ”My Pregnancy Notes” has a wealth of health advice and serves as your personal maternity records that you can add entries to – such as your personalised care plan.

If you have registered on mypregnancynotes.com for a previous pregnancy, and need to let us know about a new pregnancy, please log back in to your account and select “new pregnancy” from the “My Account” menu option.  On clicking the new pregnancy button you will be given the registration form to complete with the new pregnancy details.  Once completed this will automatically be sent to our Maternity Services team.

Self-refer over the phone or via post:

Alternatively, you can phone our Maternity Records Department (01302 642618), who can complete the referral on your behalf. If you prefer to register via post, please complete the referral form and post it to: Doncaster Women’s Hospital, Community Hub, Direct Access Referral, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5LT

Maternity services at DBTH

We provide care for pregnant people and families to help achieve a positive transition from conception to parenthood. The maternity team is committed to helping everyone who accesses our maternity services to have a happy and healthy pregnancy and a safe birth of their baby. The service runs smoothly from the community to the hospital to meet the needs of individuals and their families. We aim to support all pregnant peopole to make informed decisions about what they want and need from their maternity care whilst also ensuring a positive maternity experience.

The Trust has two maternity units, each providing midwifery led care, with the option of a home birth service for low risk pregnancies. Please ask a community midwife about the option of a home birth and she will be pleased to discuss this in detail with you. ‘Maternity Team Care’ with a consultant obstetrician for those needing additional care is also available.

Antenatal care is provided in the community setting, in GP surgeries, at home or in one of the four hospitals:

  • Doncaster Women’s Hospital
  • Bassetlaw Hospital
  • Mexborough Montagu Hospital
  • Retford Hospital

Pregnant people who choose to give birth in hospital will ‘book’ at either Doncaster Women’s Hospital or Bassetlaw Hospital. There are no birthing facilities at Mexborough Montagu or Retford Hospitals. If you would like to visit either maternity unit prior to giving birth, please contact your community midwife who would be happy to arrange this.

If you would like to see statistical information about births at either hospital, you can find it here. In addition, you can find information on the standards of quality and safety at the hospital by visiting the Care Quality Commission (CQC) website at http://www.cqc.org.uk.

Both of the main hospital sites run a full 24 hour, seven days per week service. For up to date information, visit the DBTH Maternity page.

Further support

You can follow the Trust’s Doncaster and Bassetlaw Maternity Services Facebook page, which is administrated by qualified Midwives at the Trust. Please click here.

Royal College of Obstetricians (RCOG) and Gynaecologists Report 2016

In 2016 we invited the RCOG to assess our Maternity services and provide external advice on where improvements could be made. The summary of the report and recommendations, which has been completed, can be found below:


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