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Maternity Services

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides midwifery care to women living in and around York, North Yorkshire and the East coast.

Click on the links below to find out more about our maternity units and contact details:

You're pregnant - what next?

Congratulations on your pregnancy, you should now make an appointment with your GP to book with a midwife. If you are not registered with a GP or are having difficulty getting an appointment please click here for more information.

Antenatal classes

If you are a first time mum ask your midwife about local antenatal classes.

You can also access our online ante natal classes for a tour of our maternity units at York and Scarborough Hospitals including what to bring, what to expect in labour and advice from our infant feeding coordinator.

Home birth

If you have a straightforward pregnancy and both you and the baby are well, you might choose to give birth at home. Please speak to your midwife about this option or attend one of the Trust's home birth information sessions hosted by midwives. For more information about the sessions click here or download our leaflet which explains more about home birth. 

Useful information and support groups

Follow this link to our information page for details of local groups, what to bring into hospital, maternity patient leaflets, useful websites and much more.


ICON is a programme that provides information about infant crying and how to cope. The ICON website has information that you or parents you know may find useful. Click here to visit ICON's website.

Maternity Transformation - Better Births

The Better Births report has set out a vision for maternity services across England to become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family friendly. 

The Trust is part of a developing Local Maternity System called Humber, Coast and Vale LMS. This includes York, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Hull. Click here to find out more

Improved Choice for Women

Did you know that as part of the Humber, Coast and Vale LMS you can choose where to have your care and give birth? Within York Trust you can choose York or Scarborough Hospital, or Home Birth for low risk women. There are two other Trusts within the LMS, Hull and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and Goole.

There are different services available in each unit and it may help you to view their websites listed below.

Hull and East Yorkshire - which includes the Fatima Allem birth centre for low risk women

Maternity Services | HEY Hospitals NHS Trust

North Lincolnshire and Goole- Scunthorpe or Grimsby units

Maternity (obstetrics) - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust | Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

If you decide you would like to arrange to give birth in one of the other LMS units please ask your Midwife- we can help you arrange this.

Maternity Voices Partnership

York Teaching Hospital maternity services are keen to work in co-production with women to develop maternity services to meet their needs through the Maternity Voices partnership as part of the Local Maternity System for Humber, Coast and Vale (York, Hull, Scarborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby).  

If you have recently used maternity services in the last two years and would like to contribute or be part of this group then please contact Liz Ross, Head of Midwifery on 01904 725343 or e-mail

Find out more about the work of National Maternity Voices Partnerships

Useful Links

Perinatal Institute

"Visit our online antenatal classes and listen to support and advice from our own midwives"


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