Maternity Services in Cheshire and Merseyside
Maternity services in C&M are provided from the moment your pregnancy is confirmed. We provide the care you need throughout your pregnancy (ante-natal care), during labour (intrapartum care) and following the birth of your baby (postnatal care). Dependant on your needs, we will discharge you from our service when your baby is between 10 days and 6 weeks old.
In 2016, a National review of maternity services in England (National Maternity Review -Better Births, 2016) recommended that all Maternity services in England should become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family friendly. The review called this model of care “continuity of carer” and recommended that women should receive it from a named midwife or small team of 4-6 midwives. It is expected that the ongoing transformation of maternity services in C&M to reflect the national recommendations, will ensure the care you receive is safe and based on a relationship of mutual trust and respect between yourself, your midwife and your obstetrician.
Transforming maternity care is integral to the delivery of our vision for improving women’s and children's services and public health. Pregnancy and childbirth can be one of the greatest influences on the nutrition and dietary advice we follow, the lifestyle choices we make and the exercise programmes we pursue. Our aim is to enhance your physical and mental wellbeing by providing guidance on lifestyle choices, alongside timely access to appropriate women and family focused healthcare and professional services. To most, family is everything. C&M too. We recognise the influence and impact the choices our Grandparents, Parents, brothers and sisters can make on our own lifestyle choices. Therefore, C&M will also provide lifestyle support to family members if they wish to access it.
Our focus on promoting public health wellbeing for women and their families during pregnancy will provide the foundations for a lifetime of healthiness and a subsequent decrease in demand for complex care services.
We work with 8 maternity providers across the Cheshire and Merseyside areas. Click on the providers below to visit your their websites to find out more information.
- Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
- Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
- St Helens and Knowsley Hospital Services NHS Trust
- Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
For more information on choice, birth preferences visit the Directory of Services page.