Category: 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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 | 3 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) , […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Couple’s thanks for support from midwives at Calderdale Birth Centre

Couple’s thanks for support from midwives at Calderdale Birth Centre

| April 13, 2016 | Reply

A Halifax couple have raised hundreds of pounds for Calderdale Birth Centre to thank midwives for helping deliver their little boy. Grant and Rebecca Lockley, who lost their first baby, wanted to show their appreciation for the huge support provided by the birth centre team through the delivery of their second child Rory. Rory was […]

Read More

‘Over a third of domestic abuse begins when a woman is pregnant’ says local campaign helping victims

‘Over a third of domestic abuse begins when a woman is pregnant’ says local campaign helping victims

| March 1, 2016 | Reply

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 that midwives can offer support. According to a local abuse expert, over a third of domestic abuse begins when a […]

Read More

Work to offer more women water births in Calderdale and Huddersfield

Work to offer more women water births in Calderdale and Huddersfield

| December 21, 2015 | Reply

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 midwives were invited to hear more about the difference it could make to women during birth. Consultant Midwife Sue Townend […]

Read More

First baby at 20, second 15 years later – Creative Beauty’s Rosanna shares her story

First baby at 20, second 15 years later – Creative Beauty’s Rosanna shares her story

| July 29, 2015 | Reply

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 had just turned 20 and was still living at home. Fast forward 15 years and Rosanna is expecting her second […]

Read More

Celebration party for hundreds of couples helped to have children Calderdale and Huddersfield Assisted Conception Unit

Celebration party for hundreds of couples helped to have children Calderdale and Huddersfield Assisted Conception Unit

| March 24, 2015 | Reply

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 at the annual party organised by the unit at Calderdale Royal Hospital. This year, the unit has launched its own […]

Read More