Helpline for pregnant or postnatal woman

During the COVID-19 pandemic northern trust maternity services have set up a dedicated phone-line “Pregnancy & post-natal advice line” for you if you have any specific queries relating to your pregnancy and care.

Please ring 02894424859

This number will operate from Mon to Friday 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs and at weekends 09.00 to 13.00hrs

Outside of these hours, please leave a message and your contact number on the answer-machine & a midwife will return your call as soon as possible.

Alternatively you can get in touch by email at

You can also view NHSCT website for general maternity information


Covid – 19 Antenatal care in NHSCT

Please continue to attend your routine AN care appointments as arranged and if possible please attend on your own – we will contact you if we need to change your appointment.

Causeway Maternity reopened on Tuesday 24 August 2020.

Unfortunately CANCELLATION of all NHSCT Antenatal EDUCATION CLASSES is required until further notice including:            

Getting Ready For Baby
Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshops
Pregnancy yoga
Aquanatal Classes
Antenatal Classes
Twins Evening

Virtual antenatal and postnatal education classes

Although group antenatal education classes may not be available in all Trusts, you don’t have to miss out. We can provide you with antenatal and postnatal education classes online. These virtual classes cover the same topics your face to face antenatal classes and are an excellent source of help and support in the postnatal period. Click here to find out more.


Northern Trust maternity services

Find out more about the Northern Trust maternity services here.

To read the latest guidance on Visiting in Care Settings in Northern Ireland see: COVID-19 regional principles for visiting maternity services in Northern Ireland

Contact numbers

If you have been self-isolating or have symptoms regarding COVID-19 please contact the antenatal clinic before attending your appointment.

  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (Antrim)
    Level C, Gynae Unit, C1, Antrim Area Hospital
    Telephone: 028 9442 4000 ext 336520 or alternatively call ward C1 on 028 9442 4198 (24 hour referral service).
  • Fetal Maternal Assessment Unit,
    Level C, Ward C2, Antrim Area Hospital
    Telephone: 028 9442 4345
  • Antenatal/Postnatal Ward (Antrim)
    Level C, Ward C2, Antrim Area Hospital
    Telephone: 028 9442 4495
  • Antenatal Clinic (Antrim) 
    Telephone – 028 94424537
  • Antenatal Clinic (Causeway)
    Telephone – 028 70346128
  • Neonatal Specialist Care (Antrim)
    Level C, Antrim Area Hospital
    Telephone: 028 9442 4865
  • Causeway Maternity Unit
    First floor, Causeway Hospital
    Telephone: 028 7034 6128
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (Causeway)
    Gynae Ward, First floor, Causeway Hospital
    Telephone: 028 7034 6061
  • Breastfeeding Helpline – 028 90 831408
  • Health Visiting (Antrim) – 028 94 413965
  • Health Visiting (Ballymena) – 028 25 635694
  • Health Visiting (Ballymoney) – 028 27 660311
  • Health Visiting (Carrickfergus) – 028 93 370707
  • Health Visiting (Coleraine) – 028 70 325469
  • Health Visiting (Cookstown) – 028 86 723890
  • Health Visiting (Larne/Ballyclare) – 028 28 261988
  • Health Visiting (Magherafelt) – 028 79 365012
  • Health Visiting (Newtownabbey) – 028 90 831450

Advice and guidance for the most commonly asked questions

What is COVID-19?

How to prevent the spread of infection

Coronavirus infection and pregnancy

Q&A information for pregnant women and their families

Early pregnancy services

Virtual antenatal and postnatal education classes

How to access online antenatal and postnatal education classes

Antenatal care

Advice regarding appointments or urgent visits to clinics and hospitals

Planning for birth

Postnatal care

Postnatal visits and infant feeding advice

Child health services

Health visiting and Family Nurse Partnership