This part of our website will provide information for you if you
have a learning need, your family or support person can find
information here too.
Finding out that you are going to have a baby is a happy time
but it can sometimes be confusing and you might feel that you do
not understand everything about pregnancy and its changes. We want
to provide care that meets your needs, we will all work together
with you to help you during your pregnancy and after you have had
We want to help you provide your baby with a good start in life
and be aware of what support we offer to help you with your
parenting. This way you will feel comfortable asking questions and
speaking to midwives and doctors.
We aim to provide education in an easy to read or see way so
that the information about your pregnancy and your baby meets your
own needs. Everyone has different circumstances and some families
may need more of this support or more time to learn about
We will offer accessible information and make sure that there is
always someone you can trust throughout your pregnancy and
Most importantly we will always work together with you, for
We have a booklet that you can look at and fill in, it will let
you tell us what you want us to know about you, and things that are
important to you. Click
here to download and fill in your own hospital passport.
here to download and print a Pregnancy Guide to help answer
some of the questions you may have.
Please click here
to download and print a Birth Plan for you to use to help plan your
birth and let the midwives and doctors know what you would
The Pregnancy Guide and Birth Plan were produced by Leeds
Maternity Care at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and
'easyonthei'. Special thanks to them for use of their
resources. All symbols copyright © LYPFT.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community