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We have a number of Maternity Voice Partnership groups across the Humber, Coast and Vale partnership area, who all work together to ensure that we provide consistent information and support for women and families.

The aim of the groups is to ensure that maternity service commissioners and providers of the local maternity services hear and take account of the views of women and families using those services.

To provide maternity care that is personalised, it is essential to hear the personal experiences of those who use them and work collaboratively with women and their families to co-design maternity services. Placing women and their families at the centre, along with midwives, obstetricians and commissioners means that collaborative work can occur to review contribute to and co-design local maternity care.

If you would like to get involved with the MVP for your local area please email: 

Hull: hullmvp@gmail.com

East Riding: eastridingMVP@icloud.com

Coast and Country: coastandcountrymvpchair@gmail.com

York and District: yorkdistrictmvp@gmail.com

North and North East Lincolnshire: n.ne.lincsmvp@gmail.com

More information on the MVP can be found on their dedicated website  

Survey work: 

In 2019, a comprehensive survey of mums to be, families, staff and other stakeholders took place to understand what they wanted from the Local Maternity System. A summary of this survey and some of the results is shown below. Please use the contact page to let us know if you have any further views to add around any of the topics in this survey. 

Purpose:

We are asking your views about how information is shared about choices in pregnancy (such as where to give birth) with women and their partners. We need to know the best way to share that information so it is quick, easy and clear for mums-to-be to see. We also asked: where did you get information about your choices in pregnancy; what made you feel this was the best place to get information; questions about what information you need to make choices in a pregnancy, such as choosing where to have your baby (at home, in a birth centre or in a hospital) and which birth centre/maternity unit to use.

Results:

  • 559 service user responses, (131 online, 428 paper) 493 mums and mums-to-be
  • 81 midwife responses
  • Responses from service users in 72 postcode areas, eg HU1, YO24, DN34
  • All ages reached, but we need to reach more younger mums
  • All ethnic groups reached, but we need to reach more mums from ethnic minorities

The overall result of this survey was that the majority of families would like to access information via a website with parent experience as a focus. Some families stated they would prefer paper records. The ongoing work with the Maternity Voices partnership and the Local Maternity System is to embed this wishes into service provision and to act on patient experience to inform future services.

 

2019-07-03 (7)

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.

2019-07-03 (4)

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.

2019-07-03 (6)

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.  

2019-07-03

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.

2019-07-03 (2)

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. 

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

2019-07-03 (8)

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.

2019-07-03 (1)

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.

2019-07-03 (3)

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.

2019-07-03 (5)

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.

2019-07-03 (9)

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.