Our maternity notes went paperless in summer 2023

This electronic system aims to give parents more access to and control of their pregnancy records and care notes.

Registering with our maternity services for the first time

If you are registering for maternity services for the first time visit our first midwife appointment page.

What is Badger Notes

Badger Notes is an online portal and app that allows you to access your maternity records over the internet through your PC, tablet device or mobile phone.

Badgernet Icon 200px

The information that you view is generated in real-time from your hospital-based maternity system, using details entered by your midwife or other health professionals involved in your care.

This new service allows you to have more convenient and timely access to key information, and also ensure that your choices on what you want to happen at each stage are clearly captured for all those caring for you to see.

What do I need to do?

If you are currently pregnant and have booked into our services for your first midwife appointment, you will get a phone call from the maternity team once your referral has been received. Your midwife will give you a passcode for Badger Notes.

They will need your email address and mobile number before giving you the code you need to register your account. Please download the Badger Notes app. Details on how to do this can be found on our How to access BadgerNotes page

Use our step-by-step guide

Need help?

If you are experiencing any issues with your Badger Notes account, view the help and frequently asked questions page (this will redirect you to the BadgerNet website).

Key features of the system

Care Plan – A week by week timeline of your pregnancy

  • Learn about your baby’s development
  • Access information recommended by your midwife
  • Learn about events likely to happen each week
  • View your booked appointments
  • Write a personal diary entry and add a photo
  • Enter blood pressure or pulse oximetry readings if asked to do so by your midwife

Maternity record

  • View extracts of information direct from your medical Record
  • View the members of your care team
  • Watch the Antenatal care summary report grow into a record of some of your key pregnancy events


  • Submit your thoughts and questions about your antenatal care, birth plan and postnatal care to your midwife – they will review this with you at your next scheduled visit


  • A full library of our pregnancy patient information leaflets

What are the benefits?

Badger Notes directly links to BadgerNet’s Maternity Notes, a new digital system that is replacing our old handheld paper notes.

This means you can add to your maternity notes directly through the Badger Notes portal or app.

For example, you can add information about yourself, such as:

  • Your occupation and any allergies. This can be discussed with your midwife at your booking appointment.
  • Your plans and preferences for birth
  • Feedback regarding your antenatal care, labour and birth experiences

There are a number of benefits to the trust using BadgerNet’s Maternity Notes over paper notes:

  • Information can be shared with you directly from the maternity system, such as appointment dates and test results
  • Records can be easily updated at each maternity visit or appointment and can be viewed by yourself at any point during or after your maternity journey
  • Midwives do not have to double enter data onto paper handheld notes and an internal system
  • Only those with the correct login details are able to access your notes.

How secure is it?

All information is held securely and cannot be accessed without the correct login details, similar to internet banking.

Badger Notes is powered by BadgerNet, the same secure platform used by healthcare professionals involved in your maternity care.