Maternity services at our MSE hospitals
Congratulations on your pregnancy, make sure you book into the maternity service at https://connect.btuh.nhs.uk/maternitydirect, as soon as possible. Our hospitals deliver thousands of babies every year modern, well-equipped maternity units.
Our staff are committed to providing high quality maternity care for women and their families during pregnancy, labour and after the birth of their baby.
We support women to have a choice of birthplace, as this has been shown to have a positive effect on the birth experience. The choice of a home birth or birth in our midwife led birth unit will routinely be offered to women with a straight forward pregnancy (no known complications that may affect pregnancy and the birth).
If your pregnancy is not straightforward, it is recommended that, to meet your individual needs you have your baby in our delivery suite.
Our maternity services support care both in the community and the hospital. To find out more about the care we offer, please chose the options below:
Campaign to raise awareness - Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well
Most women usually begin to feel their baby move between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. A baby’s movements can be described as anything from a kick, flutter, swish or roll. The type of movement may change as your pregnancy progresses.
Information to download
Neonatal Maternity information leaflets
Bliss patient information leaflets:
Bliss is the UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families. They support parents, work directly with doctors and nurses and campaign to ensure the needs of babies and their families are always heard.
Tamba (Twins & Multiple Births Association) patient information leaflets:
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health patient information leaflets:
Public Health England patient information leaflets:
UNICEF patient information leaflets:
SMA nutrition patient information leaflet:
Neonatal Data Analysis Unit:
Department of Health & Social Care:
British Association of Perinatal Medicine:
The leaflets on this page are designed to provide information regarding your care. They can be downloaded, printed or read online.
Join our maternity network group to improve outcomes for families and our staff within ethnic minority communities.
Help us to improve outcomes and experience for families and our staff throughout the Maternity journey, who are from an ethnic minority background.
We’re committed to strengthening the support we provide to staff working in our women and children’s department from ethnic minority backgrounds and the care we give to families from ethnic minority communities using our maternity services.
To help us with this, we’re forming a network of people who can work with us to improve outcomes for families, and our staff within these communities.
To be eligible to participate you either need to be a member of staff or a member of the local community who is passionate about this area of work.
The MBRRACE-UK (2019) findings demonstrate that the risk of women and babies dying during pregnancy and childbirth is three to five times higher for women who are from an ethnic minority background, than for white women.
Given these facts, we now we need to work together to make sure we are doing our utmost to be part of the solution. We can’t do this without the support and recommendations of our local community and our staff, so we can have a much better understanding of what the challenges are.
Please join us and let’s work together to improve outcomes for women and babies.
For more information or to get involved, call Lesley on 07989134389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also contact Mid and South Essex Maternity and Neonatal Voices Partnership at email@example.com.