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A one stop shop for information and advice in your pregnancy, for the birth and beyond. 

Welcome to this section of the website that provides you with lots of valuable information on parenthood from many maternity partner organisations and hospital departments across Humber, Coast and Vale.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust held a very popular monthly carousel event where you could attend to meet many organisations supporting you with parenting information. Due to social distancing guidance this event has had to be temporarily stopped. We have worked very hard to try and find an alternative and are now holding a virtual event.

On the last Wednesday of every month we are planning to hold a virtual carousel event. This event can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home and is an opportunity to gain valuable information and ask questions of health professionals, sign up for parent education classes and be given links to much more information to view in your own time. Organisations have made some informative videos, detailed in the table below, that you can view at your convenience and share with family members too.

Next dates

  • 28th October 2020
  • 25th November 2020

To register your interest in attending please email hullccg.hcvlms@nhs.net

Labour and birth

Children's Centres
Healthy lifestyles

Infant feeding
Care of the newborn
Car seat safety
Home birth

Video from Hull & East Yorkshire Home Birth Group.

Parent education 
Baby massage
Prenatal and postnatal exercise

Prenatal Yoga  from Fitmums & friends.

Postnatal Yoga from Fitmums & friends.

Perinatal mental health 
Maternity Voices Partnership 
Labour Ward and Midwifery Led Unit
Home and fire safety
Demonstrations of bathing and nappy changing
Safe sleeping

Couple Midwife and Question MarksIn recognition that the current situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be causing you some anxiety each Humber, Coast and Vale Trusts now offers an 'Ask a Midwife' service (available Monday to Friday).

The following links will take you to Facebook sites where you can find frequently asked questions and privately message any queries directly to a midwife.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  (York Hospital and Scarborough General Hospital)

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust  (Hull Women and Children's Hospital)

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust  (Scunthorpe General Hospital, Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital and Goole and District Hospital) 

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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.