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Young Parents Maternity Service

The Young Parent Maternity Service (YPMS) consists of a team of 2 midwives and a Maternity Support worker. A midwife for West Birmingham, (Liz Gibbs) and one for Sandwell (Fiona Rochelle) and a Maternity support worker (Vicki Reilly) who works across both areas. The YPMS With our friendly, open and non-judgemental support try to help young parents feel confident in their new roles as mums and dads and learn the things they need to know to maximise their chances of a positive start to parenthood. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to help make a difference to young people using our service. It is extremely rewarding to empower young parents to make decisions about their health and lifestyle choices.

As a Young Parent Maternity Service (YPMS) we want every young parent in Sandwell and West Birmingham and her family to receive the help and support they require to have a happy and healthy pregnancy– and healthy start to parenthood.

We do not work in isolation.  We have a multidisciplinary approach and we work along side Community midwives and other colleagues from various other agencies such as Education, Family Nurse Practitioner welfare rights, connexions, and Young parent’s children’s centre. From time to time we may have to enlist the support from Children’s services.

To access the service, when you attend your first booking appointment with your community midwife she will complete a notification form and ask you to sign to give consent to sharing your information. This is then passed onto us and you will receive a letter with our contact details. You may be given an appointment in one of our young parent’s clinics (clinics runs on both hospital sites) or we can arrange to see you in your own home. However please feel free to contact us prior to seeing a midwife if you do need advice before this stage. (See contact details below).

Fiona Rochelle Specialist midwife young parents (Sandwell) 07766466792 or 01215072726 or email

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Fiona Rochelle Young parents midwife Sandwell: 07766466792
Liz Gibbs Young parents midwife City: 07989664239
Vicki Reilly Maternity support worker: 07528983571

Family Nurse Partnership Sandwell: Supervisor Kerris Percival 01215211545
Family nurse Partnership (South Birmingham) 0121 465 8127
Family Nurse Partnership (BirminghamEast and North) 01217655185

Smoking Cessation 0121 366 8506 / 0121 366 8508

Mytime health: 0121 366 0966

Quit Direct

Breastfeeding Support:

Specialist midwifery Team: Christina Lewis. Olivia Agar and Wendy Henry

City Hospital

0121507 4711 03001000210


there are a number of Breast feeding peer support groups that take place within Sandwell andBirmingham. Peer support groups can be found on the breastfeeding network. Antenatal buddying scheme for Teenage mums.

Contraceptive Services:

The Lyng,  Frank Fisher Way, WestBromwich,B70 7AW01216122323.


Dads Support:


Derrick Gordon coordinator:

Contactno 01215525556

Young Parents Children’s­

Centre manager Holly Galloway 01215211544

Welfare Rights/Benefits support

Nicky Armstrong Welfare Rights officer Sandwell 0121 5695535


Statutory School age girls: Consultant Teacher: Kate Proctor

Connexions for post 16

Housing Support:

Bromford Housing 03301234034

Supported accommodation

Other useful numberswebsites:

Food bank

Brushstroke 0121565 2234

Marbles (Kevin) 01215258064

Loaves and Fishes Cradley Heath (Thursdays) 91215597443

Food bank,Victoria Street, WestBromwich, 01215800068 out of hours 07748673562

Breaking Bread (wednesbury),  John Stephenson 07846103906.








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