Pregnancy and Birth

See theatre show about birth including baby-friendly performance

See theatre show about birth including baby-friendly performance

| October 2, 2017 | Reply

A THEATRE show celebrating birth is coming to Halifax. Partus, by Third Angel, has been created using birth stories collected during two years of research and will be performed at Square Chapel Arts Centre. It celebrates the women who go through this life-changing experience, along with the dads, doulahs, midwives and obstetricians. Different women from […]

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Support group for Calderdale and Kirklees couples undergoing assisted conception

Support group for Calderdale and Kirklees couples undergoing assisted conception

| October 21, 2016 | Reply

A Halifax mum-of-two is setting up a support group for couples across West Yorkshire going through the rollercoaster ride of assisted conception.   Sarah Banks, 35, has decided to start the Yorkshire Fertility Support Group after conceiving her son Jack in her second round of fertility treatment at Calderdale Royal Hospital.   She went on […]

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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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Newborns

Triplets marking their first birthday with gifts for other premature babies

Triplets marking their first birthday with gifts for other premature babies

| November 19, 2017 | Reply

A GENEROUS anonymous gift to these premature triplets has inspired their mum to help the families of other babies needing neonatal care this Christmas. Henry, George and James Nalton, from Huddersfiled, were born in December last year at 30 weeks and six days. They spent six weeks receiving neonatal and special care before they were […]

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Locala takes over health visiting service in Calderdale

Locala takes over health visiting service in Calderdale

| September 22, 2017 | Reply

Health visiting and breastfeeding support for Calderdale is now being delivered  by a different provider. Locala Community Partnerships has taken over Public Health Early Years’ Service (PHEYS) for Calderdale. As well as covering health visitors and breastfeeding support, PHEYS also includes oral heath promotion. Richard Palfreeman, Head of Operations for Locala’s Integrated Children’s Services, said: […]

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New nursery space on Neo-Natal Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital

New nursery space on Neo-Natal Unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital

| June 8, 2017 | Reply

A NEW nursery has opened on Calderdale Royal Hospital’s Neo-Natal Unit named after a little boy who was cared for by staff there. Jake Cross was guest of honour at the opening of the new room, which will provide a nursery space for families preparing to go home, after his parents raised thousands of pounds […]

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Older Babies and Toddlers

Pick up a bargain at new dedicated bump, baby and tots charity shop

Pick up a bargain at new dedicated bump, baby and tots charity shop

| November 17, 2017 | Reply

A NEW charity shop dedicated to all things bump, baby and beyond is opening in Elland. Overgate’s Little Stars will be selling pre-loved items for pregnancy and children from birth to seven to raise funds for Overgate Hospice. There will also be a selection of new goods ideal for baby shower presents. As well as […]

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Mums in Calderdale invited to get more active

Mums in Calderdale invited to get more active

| November 9, 2017 | Reply

A push to get mums and their children moving has launched in Calderdale. Mums’ Team is a drive to encourage families to be more active by joining in and leading sporty sessions – from walks to cycle rides and pram pushes to games. The idea, from the Yorkshire Sport Foundation, is being backed by Calderdale […]

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Little ones invited to sing with top early years music expert at Busy Babies

Little ones invited to sing with top early years music expert at Busy Babies

| November 1, 2017 | Reply

One of the UK’s leading experts in early childhood music is coming to sing with Calderdale’s tots. Lucinda Geoghegan will be leading the Bookstart Busy Babies sessions at The Imaginarium in the Central Library and Archives in Halifax on Thursday, November 9. Calderdale Council’s Early Years Librarian and Bookstart Co-ordinator Ben Lawrence, who runs Busy […]

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