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Related services and support

Midwives work closely with other health care agencies including GP's,Health Visitors and Childrens Centres.

Each GP practice has a linked midwife and midwives are also linked with Childrens Centres.

If you experience any minor illness in pregnancy the midwife and GP are available to you and the GP will still see you for any non pregnancy related problems.

Some midwives hold Antenatal clinics in Childrens Centres and may also provide some Parent Education sessions there. There are also some post natal clinics held in Childrens Centres for mums who prefer not to have to wait in at home for the midwife to visit when they can pop in to the local centre.

Family support is available for all ages and these centres can be a great place to meet other mums and families

Some babies require additional support and care at birth and we have Neonatal services on both sites providing this.

We have a Neonatal Unit at the Royal Infirmary and a Special Care Baby Unit at the General Hospital. At these units we provide intensive care, high dependency care and transitional care when it is needed. We are the lead centre for the Regional Neonatal Network, which means that we also take babies from around the country who need our neonatal expertise.

ECMO - For those really poorly babies we also have a team of experts at the Glenfield hospital who can provide Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) in our East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre. Babies again are transferred from all around the country to access this specialist service.

Links to useful websites:

Health for Under 5s - information and support on pregnancy, birth to pre-school

Healthy Start - pregnant and on benefits or under 18? Get free vouchers for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk

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