New maternity services to help women through their pregnancies

Women living in the East Riding will now be able to book antenatal classes through Hull Women and Children’s Hospital from next month.

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust will take bookings from women for antenatal classes at Children’s Centres in the East Riding via their HeyBaby page on the trust website from October 1.

The online booking is just one of the many services now offered by the trust’s HeyBaby team.

Around 200 prospective parents attend the Hey Baby Carousel events, held on the last Wednesday of every month at the Clinical Skills building next to the Eye Hospital in Fountain Street between 6pm and 8pm. The next Carousel takes place on September 25.

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Women can learn about services to support them and their partners through pregnancy, can discuss their birth plans with our midwives and learn how to care for their newborn by watching demonstrations by our team of birth educators.

They can also find out about their options for birth, such as delivering their babies at either the labour ward or the Fatima Allam Birth Centre at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital, have their babies at home supported by the trust’s community midwives or use our new hypnobirthing service.

The Hey Baby team are also offering mums to be the chance to book breastfeeding classes or antenatal classes in Hull through the website.

Janet Cairns, Head of Midwifery, said: “We are now offering women a whole range of services that will see them through their pregnancies and birth into the first few weeks of becoming parents.

“Our midwives and birth educators can support women through every step of their pregnancy and we would encourage women and their partners to come along to our Carousel events to find out what is available to help them at this exciting time in their lives.”