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Pregnancy, Labour, Birth & Your Baby

Our aim is to provide family focused care and to give you the best possible birthing experience.

Building Families

Our vision is to provide care that is centred on your individual needs, and to support you to achieve as normal a pregnancy and childbirth experience as possible.

We want to involve you in all aspects of your care, for you to feel listened to, and to develop a supportive relationship with your care providers.

We want you to feel confident in the care you receive, and help you to access the most appropriate services for your needs. The care we provide for you and your baby can involve the expertise of a variety of highly skilled professionals, working together, to achieve a positive birth experience.

Maternity Voices in Partnership (MVP)

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What is the role of an MVP? The role of the MVP is to find out how well maternity services are working locally by talking to new parents and their families about their experiences. This helps all services make sure that the voice of parents and families are at the heart of all decisions about maternity care

If you are pregnant, a mum or dad, partner, grandparent or wider family member you could become a member of the County Durham or Darlington MVP and help to raise awareness of the importance of our maternity services. You will help to make sure that all voices, including those who are seldom heard, contribute to the development of future maternity services. Please click on the links below to find out more:

Darlington Maternity Voices in Partnership - Babi Group

County Durham Maternity Voices in Partnership - Babi Group

'I have to compliment everyone on their pleasant persona and their expertise and knowledge. By the end of the 5 days, I did not feel as though I had been in a hospital ward and was very relaxed.'

Patient, Ward 16 Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Durham