Pregnancy advice line

If you have any specific queries regarding Covid-19 and your pregnancy, please ring:

  • 028 90413864 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm / Sat & Sun 9am-2pm)
  • 028 90550403 (out of hours)

This is a service which at present is being dealt with by the Emergency Obstetric Team Midwives. They receive a high volume of calls so please be patient and your call will be answered.


Covid–19 Antenatal care in SEHSCT

Please continue to attend your antenatal care appointments as arranged and if possible attend on your own. Do not attend if you or any member of your family are self-isolating. If this is the case please contact:

  • Maternity Outpatients (Ulster) on 028 95988085
  • Lagan Valley MLU on 028 92633534
  • Downpatrick MLU on 028 44616995

At this time it is no longer possible to deliver your baby in Downpatrick Unit. Midwifery led care is available in the Ulster Hospital site in the Home from Home unit or in the Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Unit.

Antenatal and postnatal care will continue to be provided by Downpatrick and Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Units.

Unfortunately all SEHSCT Education classes are cancelled.

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.


South Eastern Trust maternity services

Find out more about the South Eastern 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

  • 24-hour ‘pregnancy advice line’ 028 92633591 (Mon-Sun, 9am-6pm), 028 90550403 (out of hours)
  • Early Pregnancy Assessment Service – 028 95988085 (Answer machine out of hours)
  • Maternity Outpatients Department – 028 90561364
  • Emergency Obstetric Unit – 028 90550403
  • Ante-natal/Post-natal Ward – 028 90550469/70
  • Home from home – 028 90564777
  • Labour Ward – 028 90550404
  • Neonatal Unit – 028 90567996
  • Downpatrick Midwifery Led Unit – 028 44616995
  • Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Unit – 028 92633534
  • Bereavement Midwife – 028 90564717
  • Health Visiting (Downpatrick) – 028 44513794
  • Health Visiting (Newcastle/Castlewellan/Clough) – 028 43721810
  • Health Visiting (Saintfield/Crossgar /Killyleagh/Ballynahinch) – 028 97512231
  • Health Visiting (Stewartstown Rd) – 028 90306046
  • Health Visiting (Hillsborough) – 028 92680848
  • Health Visiting (Lisburn) – 028 92501364
  • Health Visiting (Bangor/Hollywood) – 028 91515248
  • Health Visiting (Ards/Comber/Lisbane) – 028 91514392
  • Health Visiting (Ards Peninsula) – 028 42757816

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