Having a baby?
When you’re having a baby, finding what is right for you and your family is very important, before pregnancy, during pregnancy, the birth and after your baby is born.
If you are planning to have a baby, or are pregnant, we would encourage you to make early contact with health professionals. NHS Halton CCG currently commission a Community Midwifery Service from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the contact details for the service can be found on the link below:
The local Midwifery Service, can support you with a choice of services to support you through pregnancy and birth.
The following NHS Trusts also offer a range of services locally including home birth, labour units and specialist care:
There are also hospitals outside the area, such as Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust and the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which in line with patient choice, women can go to if they so wish.
Not all services are routinely funded by the NHS and at present we do not commission the services of One to One Midwives. There may be some situations where the circumstances for an individual patient could be considered ‘exceptional’ and would be considered only on this basis. If you do feel that you have exceptional circumstances, then please discuss this with your GP in the first instance.