Your pregnancy

Find out important information about the early stages of your pregnancy and planning for the arrival of your baby.

Antenatal and newborn screening

Our state of the art antenatal and newborn screening tests will identify risks and allow informed decisions about treatment for your baby during pregnancy and after your baby is born.

Maternity Assessment Unit

We have two maternity assessment units at both our Stockton and Hartlepool hospitals. The departments provide care to antenatal women from 14 weeks onwards and into the postnatal period.

Pregnancy and Birth Choices app

This useful app has been developed by the Northern England Clinical Networks for the Local Maternity Systems in collaboration with women and families.

Healthy Start Vitamins

Healthy start vitamins are available for free through your community midwife and support you and your baby, during and after your pregnancy.

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Pelvic health physiotherapy previously known as women’s health physiotherapy and/or pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialised service assessing and treating conditions related to the pelvic area, such as pain, incontinence and surgical pre-habilitation and post-surgery rehabilitation.

Smoking in pregnancy

Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby.

Serenity Aromatherapy

Our serenity aromatherapy and reflexology service is accessible to any mum-to-be booked in to deliver at our Trust.

Reduced Fetal Movements in Pregnancy

Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well and most women usually begin to feel their baby move between 16 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. It is important that you contact your midwife or the Maternity Assessment Unit if you notice a change in your baby’s pattern of movements.

Preterm optimisation pathway

Babies born early are more likely to have long term health problems than full term infants.