When to contact your midwife.

You should call your midwife or maternity unit if 

  • your waters break, or
  • you’re bleeding, or
  • your baby is moving less than usual, or
  • you’re less than 37 weeks pregnant and think you might be in labour

The video below discusses calling your midwife if you are in labour, and what will happen next.


Look at our Stages of Labour page for information on signs of labour. The NHS website has key information to help you also.

You should also contact your midwife or maternity unit if you experience any of the issues in the infographic below. 

Click the link below for information on safety during your pregnancy and when to call your midwife.

See below for contact details of maternity units in Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire:

Maternity Unit contact details