The maternity services at Bedford Hospital are located in Cygnet Wing.
Luton & Dunstable Hospital Maternity Unit is a referral centre for complicated pregnancies, but the hospital also offers midwifery care to low risk women via community midwives offering community based antenatal / postnatal midwifery care and midwifery led care in labour. Midwife-led antenatal care (in the community)
Maternity Services are located in the Women & Children's services building.
Women who do not wish to progress with their pregnancy are advised to see their GP for further discussion and management. The GP can contact the Luton and Dunstable Hospital directly for TOP advice/management on Tel.01582 497466
Diabetes in Pregnancy
Induction of Labour
Antenatal & Postnatal Mental Health
Information and support for mothers including breast feeding information, antenatal classes and postnatal groups.
Tel: 0870 444 8707
Association for Post-Natal
Provides support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness, also known as post-natal depression.
Tel: 0207 386 0868
This is a national charity working to promote the wellbeing of pregnant women, new parents and their babies. This gives good advice about rights and benefits.
Tel: 0207 490 7638
Twins & Multiple Births
Provides information and support for families of twins, triplets and more.
Tel: 0870 770 3305
This website has been set up by a mother of two premature babies. It is based on her own experiences. There are links to suggested books and specialist suppliers of clothing for very small babies.
Stillbirth & Neonatal
This charity offers support and information to parents whose baby dies at birth or soon after birth, including a national network of support groups for bereaved parents.
Tel: 0207 436 5881
NHS Pregnancy Planner
Whether you're planning to have a baby or are already pregnant, the interactive pregnancy planner contains all you need to know to have a healthy and happy pregnancy, and to make sure you get the care that's right for you. It has over 125 pages of NHS-accredited information, including videos and interactive planning tools such as an online Birth Plan
'BLISS' The Premature Baby
This is a national charity which campaigns for improvements in neonatal care. It offers support and information for parents and carers of special care babies.
Free phone: 0500 618 140
Great Ormond Street Children's
This is the website for Great Ormond Street Hospital. It contains lots of information which includes how to get there, the wards and some fact sheets about certain conditions. It is very easy to use.
La Leche League
Promotes a better understanding of breast feeding
Tel: 0207 242 1278
Bounty is a parenting club which has been supporting mums for over 50 years, providing information about pregnancy and parenthood.
Last updated: 22/03/2013
Update due: 22/03/2014