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.

Whether you live in Wakefield, Pontefract or Dewsbury, or live out of area, as soon as you find out you’re pregnant, you can self-refer to our maternity service through the Badger Notes app, selecting ‘Mid Yorks SPA’. 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

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 and submit any 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 birth options, which include; 

1. Labour ward and elective caesarean section unit at Pinderfields Hospital.

2. Pinderfields Birth centre, a birth centre alongside the labour ward at Pinderfields Hospital.

3. Bronte Birth Centre, a standalone birth centre at Dewsbury and District Hospital.

4. Homebirth service.

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Visiting times

We are pleased to welcome one partner or named visitor between 8am and 10pm every day. This should always be the same person.

We welcome additional visitors between 10am and 8pm every day, this can include siblings of the baby.

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.

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 Sharon Nutter and Katie Mortimer are usually available Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm. 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.

Visit our webpage for more information

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

Independent Senior Advocate

What is a Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senior Advocate?

The Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senior Advocate (also referred to as Maternity and Neonatal ISA or MNISA) is a new senior role being piloted to support women and families in England. This follows the immediate and essential actions identified in the Ockenden review into maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital.

This role was developed by NHS England working alongside people who have experienced adverse outcomes and NHS staff.

Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senior Advocates help ensure the voices of women and families are listened to, heard and acted upon by their maternity and neonatal care providers when they have experienced an adverse outcome during their maternity and/or neonatal care.

The Maternity and Neonatal ISA for West Yorkshire and Harrogate is Rhona Mulvihill.

For more information about your local Maternity and Neonatal Independent Senior Advocate please click here: