Personalised Care & Your Choices
Your Choice Where to have your baby 

'Your Baby, Your Birth, Your Choice'

Visit the Birthrights Website for more information.

Pregnancy and Birth Choices

This is an App for women giving birth in the Northeast and North Cumbria.

You can choose to go to the closest or neighbouring maternity unit. Some hospitals are more suitable for women and children who have extra healthcare needs.


NHS England - Your Choices

These publications aim to help and advise women, when making the decision around where to give birth. There are two versions now available on the NHS website – one for women who have had a baby before and one for women having their first baby.

** Please note that this information is for healthy, low-risk women and should be used as part of your comprehensive personalised discussion with a midwife.**

Have a read let us know your views. Send us your views

Active Births

‘Keep Labour Flowing’ Booklet

West Cumbria Maternity Voices are pleased to launch a fab new labour support resources for you.

These resources will be used in Antenatal Classes and be available in all the birth rooms at both maternity units.  

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Personalised Care Plans & Digital Update

All local women will be encouraged to write a Personalised Care Plan. 

For Mums- to- be Booking-in since March 2019 digital maternity notes have started.  

The uptake of women choosing to have digital notes has been high.  

Mums can access a Parent App on mobile, or computer.  

This PDF explains how to access it.

We would love to hear how this has been working for you. Contact us to let us know your views.

Check out the new video where Julie Haigh, Community Midwife, discusses how free NHS Wi Fi in local GP practices is helping midwives to provide a better service for people in remote parts of Cumbria.

Many thanks to all involved with the project. Especial thanks to Jenny Fye and Clare Cooper for seeing a need and being the chief creators and authors.  

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