Badger Notes

Badger Notes

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What is Badger Notes?

Image of a cute carton badger, which is the Badger Notes logo

Badger Notes is an online system and app that allows you to access your maternity records from wherever you are. All you need is a PC, tablet device or mobile phone with access to an internet connection.

Your records are generated in real-time, with any updates from yourself or your healthcare professional updating immediately. Allowing you to access the information you need quickly and easily, and keeping your health professionals updated with any care updates.

Badger Notes allows you timely and convenient access to key information on your and your baby’s care, ensuring that any choices you make at each stage of your pregnancy is clearly recorded for professionals caring for you to see.

What Badger Notes can offer you

Personal Details

  • Add details about yourself, such as your job and any allergies.
  • Add your plans and preferences for your care before, during and after your baby’s birth.
  • Feed back regarding your antenatal care, labour and birth experiences.

Care Plan

  • See a week by week timeline of your pregnancy.
  • Learn about your baby’s development.
  • Access information recommended by your midwife.
  • View booked appointments.
  • Write a personal diary.
  • Log blood pressure or pulse oximetry readings (pulse oximetry is a test used to measure the oxygen level (oxygen saturation) of the blood).

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 your key pregnancy events.


  • Submit thoughts and questions about your antenatal care, birth plan, and postnatal care to your midwife to review at your next scheduled visit.


Benefits of using Badger Notes instead of paper notes include:

  • Information can be shared directly with you.
  • Records can be easily updated at each maternity visit or appointment.
  • Midwives do not have to double enter data onto paper handheld notes and an internal system.
  • Greater security and privacy as only those with the correct login details are able to access your notes (similar to internet banking).

You do not have to use Badger Notes. There are other options for people who cannot access the app or technology.

Booking onto our maternity services

If you are newly pregnant, you can self-refer to our services through a single point of access using the QR code below. You will need your NHS number to use this service. If you don’t already know your NHS number, you can find out from your GP.

QR code for accessing Badger Notes

Visit Badger Notes directly to self-refer if you don’t have a smartphone, or prefer to use a computer.

You can then download the Badger Notes app to access your record throughout your pregnancy.

If you booked with us before 6 February 2024, your records will stay on the paper system until you are ready to have your baby.

Accessing Badger Notes

Using a mobile phone


  • To access the service on your iPhone, please search for the BadgerNet Maternity Notes in the app store (or click the below icon) and download
  • Once downloaded, tap on the icon in your home screen to open
  • You will need to register


  • To access the service on your smart phone, please search for the BadgerNet Maternity Notes app in the Google Play store (or click the below icon) and download
  • Once downloaded, tap on the icon in your home screen to open

Using a computer

Create an account

To use the app or website, you’ll need to create an account. You can do this after your first meeting with your midwife. You’ll need:

  • The passphrase given to you by your midwife.
  • Your mobile phone to receive your verification text.
  • To follow the on-screen instructions to set a password (for logging in) and a PIN code (for quick access to your app while it is logged in).
  • Once your account has been created, you’re ready! The video at the top of this page provides some guidance on using Badger Notes.