Mums and families at the heart of everything we do.

Maternity Leaflets 

Confirmation of Pregnancy and First Trimester

The Pregnancy Book

UHMBT: pregnancy planning for women with diabetes

Carbon Monoxide Testing and Stop Smoking Services

Local stop smoking service finder

Healthy Habits and Vitamin Supplements

Healthy habits for baby and you

Folic Acid an essential ingredient for making healthy babies

Vitamin supplements and you

Physical activity for pregnant women

My Pregnancy and Postnatal Wellbeing Plan 

Why your weight matters during pregnancy and after birth

Tommy's

Pregnancy Information

Physiotherapy

Fit For Pregnancy

Fit and Safe: Exercise in the Childbearing Year

 

Booking information

Screening tests and Ultrasound scans

Screening tests for you and your baby

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme

Having a 18 to 20+6 week screening ultrasound scan

Blood Group and Red Cell Antibodies in Pregnancy

Infant Feeding

Off to the best start

Building blocks for a better start in life

Vaccines in pregnancy

Whooping cough, Flu and German Measles

Whooping cough in pregnancy

Second Trimester 13 weeks - 28 weeks of Pregnancy

Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well - Tommy’s fetal movements leaflet

Having an 18 to 20+6 weeks screening ultrasound scan

UHMBT Information for Glucose Tolerance Testing in Pregnancy (OGTT)

Infant Feeding

Off to the best start

Building blocks for a better start in life

Third Trimester 29 weeks of Pregnancy to Birth

Premature birth - information and support

Infant Feeding

Off to the best start

Building blocks for a better start in life

Carbon Monoxide Monitoring and Stop Smoking Services

Local stop smoking service finder


Obstetric Leaflets

Group B Strep

The facts about Group B Strep in pregnancy

 

Birth Information

Waters breaking early (PPROM)

What to expect when your waters break

Positions in labour

Assisted birth

Infant Feeding

Off to the best start

Building blocks for a better start in life

Physiotherapy

Fit for Birth


Postnatal Information

Infant Feeding

Off to the best start

Building blocks for a better start in life

Guide to bottle feeding

Division of ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) for breastfeeding

Breastfeeding after returning to work or study

UHMBT Postnatal care for women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

UHMBT Postnatal care for women with gestational diabetes

Contraception

Your guide to contraceptive choices – after you’ve had your baby

Contraceptive choices chart

Screening tests

Screening tests for you and your baby

Safety Advice

Safer sleep for babies: a guide for parents

Safer sleep for babies

Lancashire's Safer Sleep for Babies booklet

Product guide: a guide to buying safer sleep essentials

Handle with care – a guide to keeping baby safe

Meningitis Baby Watch

Physiotherapy

Fit for the future

Domestic Abuse

Lancashire Victim Services

Don’t Suffer In Silence Support and advice to help you live free from harm

Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health

NHS Choices – mental health problems in pregnancy

Tommy’s – Information on specific mental health conditions

NICE guidance for women and families

Local Mental health services – self referral

Cumbria First Step – Talking Therapy for mild-moderate mental health problems - anxiety / depression

Self-Harm Awareness for Cumbria - Counselling – self harm / eating disorders

The Birchall Trust – supporting survivors of sexual abuse in South Cumbria / North Lancashire


Becoming a Dad

Dad Info

Young Fathers

Useful Apps

Baby Buddy App – Best Beginnings

Quit for you quit for two (stop smoking app)

Baby Check by The Lullaby Trust 

Baby and Child First Aid app from Red Cross

Practical Tips for New Parents - Video Clips

Umbilical Cord Care

Hand Expressing

Changing Baby’s Nappy

Washing and Bathing your baby

Breastfeeding Positioning and Attachment

 

Useful links

NHS Choices

Tommy's Charity

Healthy Start Vouchers

Royal College of Midwives

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Patient Information Leaflets

The National Childbirth Trust - NCT Helpline: 0300 330 0700 8am to midnight 365 days a year

The Nursing and Midwifery Council

www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk - National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212 Everyday 9.30am -9.30pm

https://www.laleche.org.uk - La Leche League Helpline: 0845 120 2918 Lines open 24hrs a day

Glossary

Antenatal - The time before giving birth

Colposcopy - A procedure to examine whether there are abnormal cells in the cervix and/or vagina

Gynaecologist - A doctor who specialises in female reproductive health

Midwife - Professionals trained in caring for women and their families in pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period

Neonatal - The first month of a baby's life

Obstetrician - Doctor who specialises in pregnancy and childbirth

Perinatal - The period immediately before and after childbirth

Post Natal - The time after childbirth

Urogynaecology - The study and treatment of conditions affecting female reproductive and urinary health

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At Morecambe Bay Hospitals we will provide, compassionate, high quality, evidence-based and safe maternity services that meet the needs and wishes of all women and their families.

Mums and families at the
heart of everything we do.

Contact us

Maternity Services at Furness General Hospital
01229 491 035

Maternity Services at Royal Lancaster Infirmary
01524 583 850

Helme Chase, our midwife-led Maternity Services
at Westmorland General Hospital

01539 795375