Our Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) works to ensure that every baby has the best possible start to life.

Our two local maternity providers, along with supporting NHS Trusts and voluntary organisations, are united as part of the Birmingham and Solihull United Maternity and Newborn Partnership (Bump) to provide high-quality services and care.

Our LMNS has a vision of ensuring that every woman is empowered to access consistent, world-class care which is right for them, their baby and their family.

Across Birmingham and Solihull, more than 18,500 babies are born every year. Our population is incredibly diverse and there are many factors which impact on the support which mums and babies require on their pregnancy journey.

Just found out that you're pregnant? Congratulations! Whether this is your first time, or you’ve been on a maternity journey before, the first step is to refer your pregnancy so that you can access the right care from day one.

If you live in the Birmingham and Solihull area (not including West Birmingham), and you plan to give birth here, you can register your pregnancy yourself through our self-referral portal. You can access this by clicking here

PLEASE NOTE - SELECT THE CORRECT GP. Your pregnancy care will be provided by a team of midwives based on which GP surgery you are registered with. Your GP maybe listed on another portal, where you can complete a referral for Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Warwickshire areas by clicking the 'Change Location' button at the bottom of the page.

It is important that the correct NHS number is entered to avoid delays in accessing care. If you are unsure of your NHS number, you can find it by following this link here

The BUMP portal allows you, or the woman you are referring on behalf of, select one of the following hospitals:

For more information about each of the above hospitals, please click the links. This will take you to the individual Trust websites. 

If you would like to refer yourself to any other hospital then please contact your GP. Once you have informed us of your pregnancy, our LMNS will send your details to your chosen hospital, who will then contact you to start your antenatal care.

If, for any reason, you are worried about your pregnancy in the meantime, please contact your GP immediately.

Birmingham and Solihull Local Maternity and Neonatal System (LMNS) works to ensure that every baby has the best possible start to life.

This Equity and Equality Plan sets out how our system will support every woman in our area to receive the best possible care, regardless of their background, supported by a workforce which understands and is representative of the communities we serve.

Detailed in this document are the vision, values and aims of the plan, as well as the actions which are being taken to support safe and personalised care.

To read the summary document, click here.

To read the full plan, click here

Learn more about different parts of our Local Maternity and Neonatal System