EXPECTING A BABY
Whether you’re celebrating your first pregnancy or expecting another child, we know you may be feeling anxious at this time. We are here to help and support you.
Exceptional times means that some services will need to change. We are looking at different ways to do this so we can protect you and your unborn babies during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Maternity Services, Integrated Public Health Services (health visiting) and Children Centres are working together to offer you the right care, support, advice at this time. We are always here to answer any questions you may have.
Here is some more information on looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy during COVID-19.
If you are concerned about your pregnancy and the COVID-19 virus, please contact your midwife, GP or NHS 111.
If you require any information or support, please contact:
- Your local maternity hospital or midwife-you should have these contact details already
- The ISPHNS duty team during office hours. Please click here for each team’s contact details.
East Riding Children Centres Contact Details
Anlaby – (For Anlaby, Hessle, Brough, Cottingham Centres)
Tel: 01482 391832
Beverley – (For Beverley, Beeford Centres)
Tel: 01482 391831
Bridlington – (For Bridlington Family Centre, Bridlington Butts Close)
Tel: 01482 391830
Driffield – (For Driffield, Market Weighton, Pocklington Centres)
Tel: 01482 391827
Goole (Marshlands) – (For Marshlands, Kingsway, Howden Centres)
Tel: 01482 391828
Withernsea (For Withernsea, Hedon, Hornsea Centres)
Tel: 01482 391829
Antenatal Parentcraft Sessions
As are currently unable to offer you a face-to-face antenatal parentcraft sessions, we are now offering access to the sessions online, or by telephone. See further information on this below.
Please note that the offer differs depending on where you plan to have your baby or babies.
The following two programmes are suitable for everyone, regardless of where you are having your baby.
- Pathway to Parenting (P2P) is a programme for parents to be that helps you think about the development of your unborn baby and the first few weeks after birth. It includes how things may change when you become a parent and some of the practical skills you might need to care for your baby. There are lots of ideas and activities to support families. Find more information here.
- There is also a separate session if you are thinking about, or have decided to breastfeed. Click here for more information.
Having your baby in:
York or Scarborough
There is an online antenatal session for these areas, which includes topics such as: labour, birth, early days and infant feeding. Click here for more information.
Unfortunately, there is currently no online session for this area, so we recommend accessing the online session of Pathway to Parenting (P2P).
Virtual Antenatal Breastfeeding Parentcraft Session
Are you expecting a baby? Would you like to prepare for breastfeeding your baby?
Finding out about breastfeeding before your baby is born can make you feel more prepared for baby’s arrival. If you or your family are thinking about breastfeeding your baby and would like some ideas for how to support you, this link will provide you with more information. This is a fun, interactive, online breastfeeding session from health professionals in Dorset.
You can also find more information about breastfeeding on our dedicated infant feeding page.
For the most up to date information and guidance on breast and formula feeding from UNICEF, please click here.
Please see our dedicated page for more information on the ISPHN Service in relation to the current Coronavirus outbreak.