Doctors and other healthcare professionals in North Yorkshire and York say they are working hard to address the fears and phobias that are holding some people back from getting vaccinated against coronavirus. They say many of those who have not yet stepped forward have genuine anxieties, such as a phobia of needles, a fear of…Read More
Health leaders across North Yorkshire and York are encouraging more pregnant women – and those who are trying for a baby – to get both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Catching COVID can cause problems with pregnancy. Women with COVID are two to three times more likely to have their babies early than women without…Read More
and new mums in parts of Yorkshire and the Humber region are being asked for
their views on how information about their pregnancy and childbirth care
options should be shared with them and their families.
The Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity Voices Partnership Group is a network of
independent, parent-led groups which bring together women and their families
with healthcare professionals, clinicians and NHS managers responsible for
maternity services in the areas of Hull, East Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire,
North East Lincolnshire, Vale of York and Scarborough and Ryedale to develop
local maternity care.
The group wants to hear from mums-to-be and new parents in these areas about
how they wish to receive information about the options available relating to
the care they receive during pregnancy and childbirth – for example, where they
can give birth.
The Maternity Voices Partnership Group has created a survey on the subject, and
is encouraging mums-to-be and new parents to share their views so they can
determine the best way to share this important information with them in the
The survey, which runs until Friday, 31st May 2019, can be viewed at: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/hcvchoices
Ruth Prentice, Independent Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Maternity
Voices Partnership Group, said: “Maternity Voices Partnerships are here to
enable all women and their families to have a say in their local maternity
services. We are keen to hear how new and expectant mums would like information
about their choices relating to the care they receive during pregnancy and
childbirth to be shared with them.
“If you have a few spare moments please complete the survey to help us
understand how you want to receive this important information. The survey takes
just five minutes to complete and the responses are anonymous. The findings
from the survey will be shared with local organisations to help improve
maternity services in the local area.”
Sallie Ward, Humber, Coast and Vale Local Maternity System Midwife, said: “Your
views are integral in helping maternity care providers and commissioners
deliver improvements to maternity services in the Humber, Coast and Vale area.
So if you’re pregnant or have recently had a baby, we’d be extremely grateful
if you could take a few minutes to complete the survey.”
For more information about the work of Maternity Voices Partnerships, visit: www.nationalmaternityvoices.org.ukRead More