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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 each of our maternity units and find their contact details:

You're pregnant - what next?

Congratulations on your pregnancy, you can make an appointment with your midwife - either via your GP or if you live in the following areas, by contacting one of our maternity units at Selby, Whitby or Bridlington directly.  If you are not registered with a GP or are having difficulty getting an appointment please click here for more information.

Personalised care plans

Personal care plans will help you explore, understand and record your individual choices for pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. Everyone and their family is different, with individual needs, which have an influence on care and preferences. 

You can choose the provider of your antenatal, intrapartum (labour and birth) and postnatal care. 

You can make decisions about the support you need during birth and postnatally; and where you would prefer to give birth, whether this is at home, in a midwifery unit or in an obstetric unit, after full discussion of the benefits and risks associated with each option.

Click here to find out more via our Local Maternity System (LMS)

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.

Screening for pregnant women and their babies

During your pregnancy, you'll be offered some screening tests to try to find any health conditions that could affect you or your baby.

The tests can help you make choices about further tests and care or treatment during your pregnancy or after your baby is born. All screening tests offered by the NHS are free.

More details on these tests are available on the NHS website.

Home birth

You can choose to birth your baby at home.  Your midwife can talk to you more about this.  You can download our leaflet which explains more. 

Pathways of care and information around making informed choices

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

Better Births and the Local Maternity System

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 (Humber and North Yorkshire) that offers choice where to have your care and give birth. This includes York, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Hull. Click here to find out more.


If you are concerned about how coronavirus may affect your pregnancy, please visit our coronavirus maternity services page here.

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