Information for Pregnancy

Further information for pregnancy can be found using the links below.

NHS website

NCT (National Childbirth Trust)

Healthy Start

National Screening Committee

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Royal College of Midwives

For information about making a birth plan, please click here.

Personalised care and support planning

Every woman and family is different with individual needs. Therefore, it is important to be involved in the choices and decisions for your care throughout each stage of your maternity journey.

Find out more about personalised care and support planning here:

Personalised care and support planning


Screening is a process of identifying apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. They can then be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and/or complications arising from the disease or condition.

The newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening programme aims to identify risk and enables support to be provided on an individual need basis. The screening co-ordinator at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust will support pregnant women and their families throughout the process by ensuring that any positive results are received in a timely manner and that the support and information is given in order to promote informed choice and decision making.

The screening co-ordinator is also responsible for the implementation of audit and monitoring of local screening programmes in line with the National Screening Committee Standards.

You can read about the different screening tests online here, where you can also download the information in several different languages. Or click the image below to watch the video and read more.

Getting ready for birth

The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists website has lots of information about getting ready for birth, including one about your choices for planning a caesarean section delivery.

You can also read more in our information leaflets:

Getting your baby in the best position for birth
Having a Caesarean Section
Induction of labour – information for pregnant women and their families
Vaginal birth after Caesarean

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the content of external sites

If you would like any information about our services in different languages or formats, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 01535 294019 or email