The following information is a guide only. If you have symptoms that persist, or if you are worried, please contact your health professional so a holistic assessment can take place and specific advice can be given.
Why is it so difficult sometimes? What is happening to your body and useful tips to get a good night’s sleep. We all know that the first 12 weeks of pregnancy are characterized by a desire to sleep anywhere and anytime, even upright! What some women are surprised to discover is that the rest of
Embed from Getty Images People are very interested in the pregnancy of Meghan Markle and a series of new pictures shows the princess cradling her baby bump fondly, but is there a reason why she is pictured doing this so often? – Liz Haliday our deputy head of midwifery, has suggested that mother’s feel that
Postnatal care has long been known as the Cinderella of maternity services and now it seems to be dwindling further away. Bearing the brunt of financial cuts, postnatal visits have become less frequent and, in many areas, have moved away from the community and into hospitals and children’s centres. In some areas postnatal care is
Today, mums-to-be could be forgiven for thinking that motherhood is more complicated than it has ever been. From experiencing pressure to breastfeed or to even forego pain relief during birth, to conflicting advice about whether or not drinking alcohol is safe, mums-to-be often receive a wide range of different messages from a variety of sources
“The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are the organisational regulator for all health care providers in the UK.
ALL organisations who employ more than one person, are required by law to be registered, inspected and regulated by the CQC.
This gives YOU, the patient – information about how the service is run, if it is effective, safe, caring and responsive to your needs. It is a safety and quality assurance mechanism.”
We have just had our 2018 report conducted by the CQC - You can read the full report here
‘Women told us that the care they received had exceeded their expectations. We saw many testimonials from women and their families that praised the exceptional care offered.’
‘Staff cared for women with compassion. Women valued their relationships with their midwife and there were several examples where staff had gone the extra mile to support women during home and hospital births.’
‘People could access the service when they needed it. Staff responded quickly to initial enquiries and offered free of charge initial consultations to help women decide if the service was right for them.’
‘The service operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Women were offered flexible appointments that were mutually agreed between the woman and her midwife.’
Best Midwifery Service in the UK 2018
We've been voted the Best Midwifery Service in the UK for 2018 at the Parent & Baby Awards held by Lux Life Magazine