Maternity and Health Visitors

Being pregnant is a special time in your life and we will be right alongside you, every step of the way.


If you think you may be, or are sure you are pregnant, NHS Lothian Maternity Services will help and advise you on what you should do now.   

Bringing a baby into the world can be overwhelming, but there are lots of resources you can use to help guide you.

Pregnancy – Maternity Services

Contact Maternity Services on 0131 536 2009
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.45pm


All about the Birth

Got a question … you’ve probably got 100! 

From where you can give birth, how to induce labour, who to contact when you’re in labour, the different types of birth available, practical information like telephone numbers and parking, to educational information about labour, delivery and pain relief.  We’ve got your questions covered.

All About Birth – Maternity Services


Baby's arrived ... what next!

After you are discharged home, your community midwife will be notified and you’ll be visited the next day.  Over the coming days, months, your Health Visitor team will offer your support and advice regarding the wellbeing of your child until the school years.

Health Visitors are available: Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5pm (except public holiday)

Health Visitors – NHS Lothian

Musselburgh Health Visitors 0131 446 4213

Prestonpans and Cockenzie Health Visitors – 01875 818594

Tranent Health Visitors – 01875 618952

Dunbar and East Linton Health Visitors – 01368 861447

Haddington Health Visitors – 01620 826559

North Berwick and Gullane Health Visitors – 01620 897038

East Lothian Childhood Immunisation Team (0-5 years) – 0131 446 4150 / 0131 446 4153 / 0131 446 4155

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Dads, Co-parents and Partners

Your role as a future parent is hugely important, whether you are in a relationship or not. Your support can have a really positive impact on how things turn out for both your baby and your pregnant partner.

Dads, Co-parents and Partners – Maternity Services