In this section
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:
- York Hospital
- Scarborough Hospital
- Malton Maternity Unit
- Antenatal Screening
- Professional Midwifery Advocate
- Humber and North Yorkshire Local Maternity System
You're pregnant - what next?
Congratulations on your pregnancy. It's now time to self-refer to our midwifery services via Badger Notes.
If you are having difficulties using Badger Notes, or if you do not have a registered GP or NHS number, get in touch with the relevant midwifery team by phone.
Our maternity service is now using Badger Notes. This is an electronic system aimed at giving mothers more access to and control of their pregnancy records and care notes.
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.
Please ask your midwife about local antenatal classes. These are available from 28 weeks into your pregnancy.
Our maternity department has created a set of films so that you, your birth partner, your family and friends can share your maternity experience.
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.
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
Better Births and the Local Maternity and Neonatal 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 and Neonatal 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.