Please check with your midwife or healthcare professional for any queries or clinical concerns. Click any of these links to find our further information and National Guidance:


Should I take Vitamin D supplementation?

All pregnant women are to consider taking 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day to keep your bones and muscles healthy.

Vitamin D supplements are available from most pharmacies, supermarkets and other retailers.

Vitamin D in some foods, including oily fish, eggs and red meat.

Vitamin D is added to some breakfast cereals, fat spreads and non-dairy milk alternatives. The amounts might only be small.

If you have dark skin or always cover your skin You may be at particular risk of not having enough vitamin D. You may need to consider taking a daily supplement of vitamin D all year. Talk to a midwife or doctor if this applies to you.

Source: Northern LMNS

Important Health Notices

North Cumbria CCG Notices:

We are urging people to use the NHS if they need to – there are steps in place to ensure you won’t be put at risk, lots of phone calls, video consultations for your general practice concerns and the hospital has non Covid-19 areas. Anyone who is pregnant should be accessing their health checks and appointments and if they are worried should be talking to their midwife. 

July is 'Group B Strep' Awareness month:

For more information and links Click here.


ICON is a programme that provides information about infant crying and how to cope. 

During this challenging time stress levels at home may be increased.

For more infomation about ICON Click Here

Newborn babies with illness:

Although the risks are very low, you may be concerned that your baby could get coronavirus. This leaflet tells you what to look out for. Do not delay seeking help if you have concerns.

Children with  illness:

Advice for parents during coronavirus for children who are unwell or injured.

Kicks Count

If you notice a change in your baby's regular movement call your midwife or maternity unit immediately. Read more at

Local Maternity Service Contact Details

If you notice a change in your baby's regular movement call your midwife or maternity unit immediately. 

Cumberland Infirmary:

Cumberland Infirmary, Newtown Road, Carlisle, CA2 7HY 
01228 814269

Penrith Birth Centre: 

Penrith Birth Centre, Bridge Lane, Penrith, CA11 8HX 
01768 245558

West Cumberland Hospital:

West Cumberland Hospital, Homewood Rd.,Whitehaven CA28 8JG 
01946 523242

Community Midwives Contact Numbers:
Appleby: 01768 54959
Brampton: 016977 41365
Carlisle: 01228 814872
Cockermouth: 01900 705760
Copeland: 01946 523229
Keswick and Penrith: 01768 245558
Maryport: 01900 811840
Wigton: 016973 66609
Workington: 01900 705033 

Facebook Support Group

We have created a new pop-up facebook support group for expectant and new parents in West North and East Cumbria to ask questions, share and find support during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond.

Click this link to access it.

North Cumbria POP UP Pregnancy & Parent Support Group (Covid19)



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