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The maternity ward at LGI is soon to be opening a newly furnished midwifery led birthing centre. This will help to offer families more birth choices when deciding where to have their baby.

Send us your #ShoutieSelfie in support of Maternal Health Week @MummyLinksApp #MentalHealthMatters thanks to all our parent reps who work tirelessly to help tackle this issue and stigma mums and dads face.

Spreading the word of the good work between professionals and the MVP

The following leaflet explains the main options available to help you decide your preferences for your maternity care in West Yorkshire and Harrogate. Your midwife will discuss your medical history and any previous births with you, as this may affect what is recommended for you.

Baby Week Leeds launched in September 2016, is an early years initiative helping to bring and celebrate services from across the sector together and is an adaptation of Semana do Bebe (UNICEF 2010). It's aim is raising awareness of the baby's important growth and development mentally and physically in order to give the best start.

Local Maternity System



Find out more about the Local Maternity System from West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

NHS England has confirmed that new and expectant mums will be able to access specialist perinatal mental health community services in every part of the country by April next year.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT) hosted a ‘homebirth celebration’ to raise awareness of homebirths as an option for Leeds mums-to-be.