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Maternity transformation in Humber, Coast and Vale

Maternity services in Humber, Coast and Vale are undergoing a transformation to improve the care and experience provided to women, families and babies.

The following roles have been appointed within our geographical area.

  • Sallie Ward is the Local Maternity System lead midwife who works across the whole of the Humber, Coast and Vale geographical area supporting transformational change in Hull, York, Scarborough, Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospitals, she can be contacted at sallie.ward1@nhs.net.
  • Jennifer Moverley is the Better Births Implementation Lead at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, she is leading on developing teams to provide continuity of carer to women and families within Hull and East Yorkshire. Several new pathways are being developed for women having consultant led care, for example diabetics, multiple births and women at risk of pre term labour. There are already two well established geographically based continuity teams as well as a team based in the Fatima Allam Birth Centre. She can be contacted at jennifer.moverley@hey.nhs.uk.
  • Lynda Fairclough is the Better Births Implementation Lead for York and Scarborough Foundation Trust and is supporting wholescale change at Scarborough hospital to provide continuity of carer for all women. She can be contacted at lynda.fairclough@york.nhs.uk.
  • Karen Horne is the Continuity Midwife for Grimsby hospital and is leading on a programme of service change in Louth, Grimsby and on developing pathways for women with mental health issues. Teenagers will be supported in a continuity of carer specialist pathway. Please contact Karen at karen.horne2@nhs.net or nlg-tr.betterbirths@nhs.net.
  • Ann-Marie Robinson is the Continuity Midwife for Scunthorpe hospital and is leading on continuity of carer pathways in  Scunthorpe town and surrounding areas. Please contact Ann-Marie on nlg-tr.betterbirths@nhs.net.

Regular updates on how you can participate in the transformation of maternity services will be placed on this site, and if you would like to become involved please email hullccg.hcvlms@nhs.net.

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Your baby is now officially an embryo and is about the size of a poppy seed.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/4-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now the size of a kidney bean and weighs 1g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/8-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Welcome to the second trimester!

Your baby is about the size of a small lime and weighs approximately 14g.

You have hopefully seen your midwife for your 'booking in' appointment, if you have not yet seen a midwife please make an appointment quickly, so you can have all of your choices about screening tests explained and offered to you.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/12-weeks-pregnant/ for more information. You can also link to the 'Pregnancy Journey' area here.  


Your baby is about the size of an avocado and weighs approximately 100g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/16-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby has grown in length and is now the length of a small banana and weighs approximately 300g. Around this time you will be offered your '20 week' scan, also known as the 'anatomy' or 'anomaly' scan.Click here for more information about screening. 

This is a also a good time to talk and sing to your bump as your baby can now hear sounds. This is great way for you and your partner/family to bond with your baby.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/20-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby has grown again to the approximate length of an ear of sweetcorn and weighs about 600g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/24-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Welcome to the third trimester!

Your baby is now approximately the weight of an aubergine; about 1kg and approximately 37cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/28-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby now weighs approximately the same as a coconut; around 1.5kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/32-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now around the same size as a lettuce, approximately 47cm long and weighs around 2.6kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/36-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now the weight of a small watermelon which is approximately 3.3kg and around 50cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/40-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.