Pregnancy and Birth

Midwife celebrates 100th delivery and first home birth

Midwife celebrates 100th delivery and first home birth

| August 15, 2016 | Reply

The birth of this little bundle of joy was extra special for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust midwife Rosie Brear. The baby was not only the 100th that she has delivered but also her first ever home birth. Rosie said she has been waiting to celebrate her 100th delivery for some time. “I left […]

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Concerns about Calderdale and Huddersfield’s maternity services in health watchdog’s report

Concerns about Calderdale and Huddersfield’s maternity services in health watchdog’s report

| August 15, 2016 | 2 Replies

Hospitals in Halifax and Huddersfield have been rated as needing improvement by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The concerns raised in the inspection of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust included a number about maternity services. The CQC’s report said some of these were the numbers of large volume postpartum haemorrhages (PPH) , […]

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Hypnobirthing’s birth benefits explained by local teacher

Hypnobirthing’s birth benefits explained by local teacher

| May 11, 2016 | Reply

Word of a drug-free pain relief option for labour is spreading in antenatal classes, pregnancy yoga and midwife waiting rooms across the globe. But what exactly is hypnobirthing? Increasing numbers of pregnant women – including scores of celebrities – are studying this calm and gentle approach to birthing, with many raving about its results. Hypnobirthing […]

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Newborns

Big Latch On looking for Calderdale’s breastfeeding mums

Big Latch On looking for Calderdale’s breastfeeding mums

| July 29, 2016 | Reply

Calling all breastfeeding mums! Calderdale Breastfeeding Peer Support Network is urging parents to bring their little ones to take part in a world-wide Big Latch On, aimed at celebrating and supporting breastfeeding. Mums, partners, family and friends are being invited to Wellholme Children’s Centre on Bradford Road in Brighouse on Friday, August 5. They will […]

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Top award for baby feeding advice in Kirklees

Top award for baby feeding advice in Kirklees

| July 21, 2016 | Reply

Community health services in Kirklees have achieved a top award for providing baby feeding advice. Locala Community Partnerships, which provides NHS community healthcare services in the district, has gained UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Stage Three accreditation – the highest level possible for giving information about feeding babies. The aim of the accreditation is to ensure […]

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New baby bistro offering feeding support opens in Kirklees

New baby bistro offering feeding support opens in Kirklees

| April 27, 2016 | Reply

New parents in Kirklees are set to get more feeding help now that a new Baby Bistro has opened in Clayton West. Locala Community Partnerships – the social enterprise which provides NHS community healthcare in Kirklees – has trained more peer volunteers to provide support for parents at the United Reformed Church, on Church Lane. […]

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Older Babies and Toddlers

Share your views on Calderdale’s children’s centres

Share your views on Calderdale’s children’s centres

| August 16, 2016 | Reply

Calderdale Council wants to hear about your experiences of the district’s children’s centres. The council is asking parents, carers and families to share their views so that it can build on what works best and provide what people want. To find out more about the visit www.calderdale.gov.uk/ChildrensCentres or call Melissa on 01422 392439. The council […]

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Help shape the future of health visiting and school nursing services in Kirklees

Help shape the future of health visiting and school nursing services in Kirklees

| May 13, 2016 | Reply

Parents in Kirklees are being invited to join a project to shape the future of health visiting and school nursing services in the area. Locala is setting up a working group to support the redesign of the services and wants parents to be part of it. Those interested will need to attend some meetings but will […]

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Smokers urged not to light up in Calderdale’s play areas

Smokers urged not to light up in Calderdale’s play areas

| April 11, 2016 | Reply

Smokers will be asked not to light up in Calderdale’s playgrounds. Play areas across the borough will be signed as smoke-free as part of a push to cut smoking. A spokeswoman for Calderdale Council said: “At Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on March 7 it was agreed that all council-owned children’s play areas would be designated […]

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