Pregnant? Now what?

If you would like to have your baby at Watford General Hospital, you first need to register your pregnancy via our self-referral form.

You can find out lots of information about our maternity services and facilities here.

We use a digital patient record system called BadgerNet that allows patients to view their maternity records via an online portal called BadgerNotes. This can be accessed from a smartphone or any device with internet access and replaces handheld paper notes throughout the course of your pregnancy and postnatal period.

Once you’ve registered your pregnancy, your midwife will give you all the details you need to register for your BadgerNotes account. Click here for more information.

Please contact our maternity team on 01923 217339 if you have any questions.

Please note, it is recommended that all women who are planning a pregnancy or who are currently under 12 weeks pregnant take folic acid to reduce the risk of neural tube defects. If you are not currently taking any folic acid, please discuss with your pharmacist as soon as possible. Further information regarding folic acid can be found on the NHS website - Vitamins, minerals and supplements in pregnancy

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