MY Maternity Services

MY Maternity Services

We’re here to support you through your pregnancy journey, during birth and when you leave hospital. Our team will provide personalised care, tailored to your specific needs.

Congratulations on your pregnancy

You’re pregnant – congratulations! Here’s what you need to do.

If you live in Wakefield, Pontefract or Dewsbury, contact your GP surgery who will make an appointment for you to see a midwife as soon as possible.

If you live out of area, don’t worry, you can now self-refer to our maternity service through the Badger Notes app. Here, you can find out more about this process and complete the referral form.

Please have your NHS number to hand as you will need this to complete the form. If you don’t know your NHS number, you can find it here

Please complete as many fields as possible to avoid any delays with your referral.

Online maternity notes

At your first contact over the telephone with your community midwife, or booking appointment, you will receive information and login details for Badger Notes where you can access your maternity records and a range of information leaflets.

Badger Notes will allow you to access your maternity records as well as accessing lots of information about your pregnancy. You will also be able to create a birth plan using the app as well as submit questions to your midwife.

For help creating an account and to discover some of the key features of the app visit: Badger Notes App Tour - YouTube

Having issues with the app? Please use the help page at: Badger Notes - Help & FAQ. If the issues persist, please contact your community midwife who will be happy to help.

About our service

When deciding where to give birth to your baby, this section will provide you with information on what to expect here at MY Maternity. This includes the different aspects of your maternity journey such as antenatal care, birth options, and specialist support. You’ll be able to take a look at the facilities we offer, and hear first-hand about a range of different birth experiences from our patients. 

Take a look at our virtual tour of our maternity areas.

Visiting times

We are pleased to welcome one birthing partner to our ward between 8am and 10pm every day. This should be the same person at all times. 

We welcome additional visitors between 8am and 8pm every day, however, to ensure the safety and comfort of our families and staff, we ask that there are no more than two people at the bedside at any one time. This may be one adult and one child or two adults. 

We appreciate that all families are different and if these arrangements cause any difficulties for you please contact the ward sister or midwife in charge before your planned visit. This will enable us to make arrangements to welcome you and support your visit, and to minimise disruption or discomfort to our other patients and their families. 

We ask that anyone feeling unwell should not visit, this includes symptoms of respiratory infection, diarrhoea and /or vomiting. A verbal symptom check will be carried out by the ward staff.

Visitors are no longer required to wear a face mask unless visiting a patient with a suspected or confirmed respiratory infection. The ward clinical staff will advise.

If you are currently pregnant and planning to birth at Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust and have any queries or concerns about our visiting arrangements, please do contact us at your earliest convenience on 01924 541693.

Our ward sisters Paula Billing and Sharon Nutter are usually available Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm. The midwife in charge is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Neonatal Care

We offer specialist care to babies born too early or who are sick and require further support after birth. Most admissions come from the Maternity Service.

Find out more about on our webpage

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

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Local Maternity System (LMS)

Our Local Maternity System (LMS) are a partnership of maternity and neonatal service providers, commissioners, local authorities and Maternity Voices Partnerships working together to transform maternity services in West Yorkshire and Harrogate. The national maternity review Better Births made recommendations for the planning, design and safe delivery of maternity services; how women, babies and families will be able to get the type of care they want, and how staff will be supported to deliver such care.

Our nationally recognised maternity services attract and retain a highly effective workforce that will be well led, innovative and will continuously learn. Working together we are implementing all the recommendations of the recent Ockenden Report, to ensure that we are continuously improving the care women and babies receive in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Local Maternity System website

BaBi Wakefield

BaBi Wakefield (Born and Bred in Wakefield) is an exciting new research initiative which aims to create a picture of local people’s health and lifestyles over time. Starting during pregnancy, we ask consent to use local data which is routinely collected by health, social and educations services, for research purposes. This can help identify how we might create a healthier environment for families across Wakefield District to enjoy.

Find out more about BaBi Wakefield

Feedback on maternity services during Covid-19

Your feedback, combined with local and national intelligence and guidance has helped us to make improvements to meet the needs of the families within our care during the pandemic.

View a snapshot of some of the changes we've implemented,