Pregnant or had your baby in the last two years? Here’s how to share your story

Mums who have had their babies in the last two years are being invited to help shape maternity services for other women in the future.

Midwives at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital are hosting a special interactive event in the city next month to encourage women to share their birth experiences and maternity stories.

Women who have had a baby in the last two years, are pregnant or are planning a baby are invited to the “Whose Shoes” event at the Peloton Café at Warner’s Gym in Pickering Road, west Hull.

Partners, family members, community groups and NHS staff are also welcome to come along on Monday, February 25.

Lead Midwife Lorraine Cooper said: “We want women to come along and share their stories to help us identify areas of good service and practice which work well.

“However, we’re hoping women who tell us their experiences will help us identify areas where we could do things differently to make them even better.

“We want to listen and work in partnership with the mothers we look after to make sure we make the experience the best it can be for them and for other women in the future.”

People at the event will take part in an interactive board game aiming to capture the women’s stories, with the results fed back to maternity teams to look at potential changes to services.

“Whose Shoes” will run from 10am to 1pm, with lunch and coffee provided. People need to call 07769 671449 or email heybaby@hey.nhs.uk to book a place.