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Maternity assessments, appointments and bookings

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29 April 2022

Local support services available to women and families for their mental health concerns during and after pregnancy

In lead up to Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week from Monday 2 to Sunday 8 May, the local NHS alongside the voluntary and community sector organisations, is urging women and…

Newly pregnant?

If you’ve just found out you’re pregnant, we look forward to hearing from you.  Contact our friendly team on 01535 292411 / 01535 292412 to arrange your first appointment. 

Alternatively, you can click on this link to complete our online self-referral form

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.

  

Pregnant mum having a scan

Screening

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 here to watch the video including in BSL or different languages and read more.

Your pregnancy journey timeline

This useful booklet was written by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity System, to help you make decisions about your care. It describes what to expect during the different stages of pregnancy and the choices you will be offered.

My_Pregnancy_Journey_Booklet

Information is also available at https://mypregnancyjourney.co.uk/my-maternity-journey/

Links

Leaflets

NHS website

Getting your baby in the best position for birth

NCT (National Childbirth Trust)

Having a Caesarean Section

Healthy Start

Vaginal birth after Caesarean

National Screening Committee

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (Patient Leaflets)

Induction of labour – information for pregnant women and their families

Royal College of Midwives

NHS – How to make a birth plan

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Coming into hospital

Click on the image to view information to consider before coming to hospital