Maternity links

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust – Maternity Unit
Information on the services offered by the Maternity Unit based at Torbay Hospital

Supervisor of Midwives
Information for women and families on how supervisors of midwives can help you.

National Childbirth Trust
The UK’s largest charity for parents. A good source of general information on issues relating to pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.

South West Neonatal Network
One of 12 clinically managed operational delivery networks for neonatal services in the UK. It provides information, advice and support for parents and health professionals.

Working Families
Information for working mothers, fathers and carers on their employment rights, Tax Credits and in-work benefits, maternity and paternity leave, flexible working options and maternity discrimination…

Website of the Maternity Service Liaison Committees
Resources for members of MSLCs nationwide.

NHS Choices
Information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living.

Smoking Cessation
Find Free Help And Advice On Quitting Today From NHS Smokefree.

Breastfeeding
The NHS guide to breastfeeding, including information and advice on latching, positioning and common problems.
For local breastfeeding support, contact the Infant Feeding Specialist Midwife.

Surestart Children’s Centres
Children’s centres provide a variety of advice and support for parents and carers. Their services are available to you from pregnancy right through to when your child goes into reception class at primary school.

Count the Kicks
Count the Kicks is an awareness campaign dedicated to educating expectant parents about the importance of counting their babies movements daily during the third trimester of pregnancy. The goal of Count the Kicks is to improve the chances of delivering a healthy baby and to reduce stillbirth rates, which occur in one out of every 150 pregnancies nationwide.

Domestic Violence
Women’s Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

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