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My Pregnancy Notes gives pregnant women extra control of pregnancy, birth and their baby’s early days


Pregnant women across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire will be able to self-refer in to maternity services at University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM) for the first time, following the launch of a new online system to record pregnancy notes.

UHNM is one of only a handful of Trusts across the UK to launch this innovative service, which will allow mums to self-refer and view the service in any language. Pregnant women will also be able to record their preferences for pregnancy, write a birth plan as well access up to date guidance and much more. Women have been able to sign up for their online notes since 2017.

Lynn Dudley, Interim Head of Midwifery at UHNM said: “This is a fantastic addition to the Maternity services available at UHNM, the ability to self-refer into our care means that our midwives will have all the newly expectant women’s details before their first appointment, ensuring that we can meet their needs from the very start.

“It saves crucial time for our staff and patients and is also a more secure and confidential system than using traditional paper notes. We are excited to see what a positive difference this will make for our patients.”

My Pregnancy Notes is a web based system that will be available at UHNM and is being used by the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) for pregnant women that may not have their baby at UHNM, but would like to use it as a personal health record.

Heather Johnstone, a Midwife and Senior Responsible Officer for the Together We’re Better Maternity Transformation programme, said: “This is all about giving mums more control and support over their care when they give birth, and before and after their baby is born.”

“People will be able to access their My Pregnancy Notes records on any computer, tablet or smartphone using a secure browser.

“Partners, other family members and some health professionals can also be granted access to view the notes.”

Midwives across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have been trained on the system and they will be able to advise pregnant women on how it works.

If you are pregnant you can register by going to from July 21.

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