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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, ‘drop in’ sessions' run at approximately fortnightly intervals at both York and Scarborough hospital.
Our midwives take you step by step through the doors of our maternity units, where to go, what to bring and even where to park.
Advice on recognising when your labour has started, how to cope with the early stages and when to come to hospital.
Active labour- first stage
Take a trip into our labour room for advice on what happens as your contractions increase, what equipment you might see and what pain relief is available.
Second and third stage of labour
The second stage of labour lasts from when your cervix is fully dilated until the birth of your baby. The third stage of labour happens after your baby is born, when your womb contracts and the placenta comes out through your vagina.
In the first few days, you and your baby will be getting to know each other. It may take time for both of you to get the hang of breastfeeding.
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