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Young Parents Maternity Service

The award-winning Young Parents Maternity Service (YPMS) is for young parents aged 19 and under. The team offer antenatal care to mums who would benefit from one-to-one support during their pregnancy and post-delivery.

Community midwives can refer parents who give consent when they book in for antenatal care.

The service is optional so parents receiving an appointment who don’t need the support can reply by text to confirm they don’t wish to attend. If at any stage of their pregnancy they decide they need support, then they can contact the service which can arrange a face-to-face or telephone appointment.

Services

The team offers friendly and open support, helping young parents feel confident and learn the things they need to know to give them the best possible positive start to parenthood.

Parents and their family receive care from the same midwife throughout their pregnancy journey and additional postnatal support – making sure they have a smooth and confident transition into parenthood. Antenatal care is offered at home and we also have the capacity to meet young mums for appointments/scans if having baby at City hospital.

The team works alongside community midwives and other healthcare professionals from various other agencies such as the Best Start nurses and strengthening families, to ensure that all the families under our care have the best support. 

Appointments

If you are 17 or under, you will be contacted by a member of the team and an appointment will be given to you to see a midwife. 

Over 18s will see their community midwife as usual, but an appointment can be made for additional support with a maternity support worker. 

Advice can be given on parenting skills, emotional support, help with claiming benefits and also signposting to other agencies that can help.

 

For more information about disabled access for this service, please click here.

 

Contacts

Fiona Rochelle, specialist midwife/manager.
Telephone: 07766466792 
Email: fionarochelle@nhs.net
Working days: Tuesday and Wednesdays 8am-5.30pm.

Hannah Platten, midwife
Telephone: 07974106357
Email: Hannah.platten1@nhs.net
Working days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8am-6.30pm.

Adeela Mir, maternity support worker
Contact: 07974106526 
Email: adeela.mir@nhs.net
Working days: Monday, Thursday and Friday: 10am-2.30pm. Tuesday: 8am-5pm.

For more information on healthcare services available for expectant and new parents go to the following link and click the patient information tab: www.swbh.nhs.uk/services/maternity/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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