Hypnobirthing’s birth benefits explained by local teacher

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…

‘Over a third of domestic abuse begins when…

Pregnant victims of domestic violence are being urged to seek help by a campaign running in Kirklees. The award-winning “It’s Never Ok” drive aims to highlight that domestic abuse can carry on throughout pregnancy and…

Work to offer more women water births in…

Work aimed at offering more women a water birth has been carried out by Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. The pool room on the labour ward at Calderdale Royal Hospital has been refurbished and…

First baby at 20, second 15 years later…

The last time Rosanna Marsden was pregnant the country was hooked on the Atkins diet, Crocs, MP3 players, speed dating, energy drinks, thongs and low rise jeans. It was the end of 1999, and Rosanna…

Celebration party for hundreds of couples helped to…

Hundreds of couples who have had children thanks to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust’s Assisted Conception Unit team got together to celebrate their families. More than 300 mums, dads and their little ones were…