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.


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 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.

There are currently five programmes related to antenatal and newborn screening, all of which are offered here at Airedale. These include:

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.

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