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Following recent changes to Public Health England and Government advice regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus) all face-to-face courses have been cancelled until further notice.
Throughout this period we will be sharing links here so that you can use online resources to prepare for labour, birth, nurturing and feeding your newborn, and settling in to family life. (Keep popping back from time-to-time to check for new links.)
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We will keep reviewing the Covid-19 situation and will resume our programme of courses as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Each day in the UK, 10 babies are stillborn and 152 babies are born preterm, causing untold heartache to parents and extended families.
In 2017 Tommy’s, with King's College London and BabyCentre, launched a safer pregnancy campaign called #AlwaysAsk to empower pregnant women to overcome fears about speaking to professionals about health concerns. CHFT maternity services is a supporter of this campaign.
Research from King’s College London has shown that women’s knowledge about their own changing body is invaluable in contributing to safer pregnancies but that they often struggle to voice their instincts and concerns.
CHFT maternity staff are always here to listen to you and to help you. We want you to trust your instincts and #AlwaysAsk
Here are some links to #AlwaysAsk resources that might help you to feel more confident about asking for help and advice whenever your instinct tells you that something just isn’t quite right.
1 What’s happening? Pregnancy symptom checker
Need to call the midwife?
You can #AlwaysAsk midwives at the CHFT Maternity Assessment Centre at Calderdale Royal Hospital. The Centre is open 24/7 and midwives can be contacted on 01422 224392.
Where can I give birth?
How does labour start?
How will I know I’m in labour (NHS film) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkL1DhAsr_0
What happens during labour?
What can I do to help myself during labour? (NHS film)
What can I do in pregnancy to make birth easier? (NHS film)
What positions are best for labour? (NHS film)
How can I use breathing techniques in labour? (NHS film)
Induction of labour
What should I pack in my birth bag? (NHS film) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deslF51rZcA
When should I go to hospital? (NHS film) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_rC_BoE-E4
How do I know if my baby is properly latched? (NHS film)
How will my baby develop? (NHS film)
How to bath a baby (NHS film) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9rg-DEkBQQ
Where will baby sleep? (NHS film) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9nVbm5prDI
When your baby won’t sleep (Lullaby Trust) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRXq7kBO-3A
All your baby needs for a safer night’s sleep (Lullaby Trust) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMn2KKrKzV0
Car seat safety
For ideas and apps about healthier living and improved well-being visit:
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