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Online advice and tour of maternity services

These films have been specially created by our staff at the maternity department so that you, your birth partner, family and friends can share your maternity experience at any time wherever you are. If you have any questions please contact your community midwife or your local maternity department. 

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Maternity tours

This film introduces our maternity services and takes you on a quick tour of York and Scarborough Hospitals maternity units. Learn more about what to expect during your pregnancy, before and after giving birth.

Early labour 

Find out more about how to recognise the signs of early labour, how to cope and what support is available. 

Active labour - first stage

Whether you choose a pool birth or epidural, this film helps you understand the first stage of active labour.

Second and third stage of labour

Learn more about the progression of labour, how your partner can support you, when to contact the hospital and what pain relief is available when you give birth.


Advice from the experts to help you with breastfeeding your baby. Hear more about the benefits to you and your baby of breastfeeding with clear instructions to help you successfully breastfeed from the start.

Close and loving

Learn how your body works naturally to nurture your baby and hear more about how cuddling releases the hormones that bring you and your baby closer.

What to pack for hospital

You can only bring one bag to hospital so this film gives you a quick list of the items you will find both useful and essential.

Click on the titles to view our online films which can give you a useful insight into having your baby at this Trust


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