Maternity Services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

For more information about Maternity Care during the Coronavirus Outbreak CLICK HERE.

Maternity users
Please continue to attend antenatal appointments unless advised otherwise.

If you are unsure whether to attend or if you have a temperature over 37.8 or new persistent cough, please contact your midwife.

Birthing partners and visitors
In line with national guidance we currently have visiting restrictions in place, which also apply to antenatal and postnatal care. You can read more about these restrictions here.

Want to say thank you to your midwife? Visit our To My Midwife Page.

Already pregnant? There’s no need to see a GP – you can come direct to us. Call 01743261085 to book an appointment.

We aim to provide the best possible experience for mothers, babies and families – we want you and your family to be involved in making informed choices about your journey through pregnancy, birth and parenthood. Our aim is to give dignity through kind and compassionate care.

We strive to base our practice on the best available evidence. We aspire to continually make every contact with women and families count towards improving their health and wellbeing.

Coronavirus Parent Information for Newborns
Smoking and Coronavirus – Advice for Parents
Smoking in Pregnancy
E-cigarettes in pregnancy
Illness in Newborns
Shropshire Breastfeeding Support
Telford & Wrekin Breastfeeding Support
Infant Feeding Information
Infant Feeding Information: FAQs during COVID-19
Baby Box Guide
Pregnancy: Flu, Whooping Cough, Rubella
After the Birth: Caring for you and your baby
Information for pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or above
What happens if my baby is breech?
Bednest Statement
Car Seat Warning
Car and Booster Seat Law and Advice
Clinical Risk Assessment
Consent to treatment or procedures
Group B Strep: Prevention of infection in babies
Group B Strep Support
If your baby is not growing as well as expected
Baby check: Checking for Illness
Home Birth Information
Induction information
What happens if my baby is measuring large for dates?
Latent phase of labour
Feeling your baby move is a sign that they are well
Multiple Pregnancy information
Neonatal Unit – Parent Guide
Parent Education (Online)
Pelvic Girdle Pain
Pregnancy information booklet
Safe Sleep Information
Lift the Baby: Safer Sleeping Information
Serious Symptoms in Newborn Babies
Sickness in pregnancy (Hyperemesis)
Prelabour rupture of membranes (after 37 weeks)
Talk About
Sterilisation Advice
Vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC)
Waterbirth information
Where to Give Birth: The Options (NHS)
Your Choice: Where to have your first baby – NHS Leaflet
Your Choice: Information on Where to Give Birth if You’ve Had a Baby Before


External Links

Pregnancy Sickness Support
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Sexual Health

The formula manufacturers do have stocks and continued supplies at this time. Manufacture of these products is seen as an essential job in Europe. The main reason stocks are low is because of stock piling by parents.

Parents should be advised against stock piling, approaching food banks or directly contacting the manufacturer.

They should be advised that first milks should be used at all times and that if their current brand of first milk  is not available it is safe and appropriate to use another brand of first milk.

Information on infant milks can be found on the First Steps Nutrition website.

Local stores, pharmacies and corner shops have not experienced the same run on their products that the main supermarkets have.

Some women maybe interested in re lactation either because they are concerned about stocks of formula and /or because they want to provide immune protection to their baby  may find the information in the links below helpful.

LLLI

ABM which includes information about “Relactation: restarting breastfeeding after a gap” and “Low milk supply 101”

Two reports by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists were published in 2018 which reviewed clinical practice within our maternity service.

For a copy of the full report and the addendum please click here.

You can get involved with Maternity Services through the Maternity Voices Partnership.

The Maternity Voices Partnership are looking for families who have recently used Maternity Services to join them to share their views and experiences. The group, which was created by Telford Clinical Commissioning Group, gives women and their families a chance to share stories and suggestions to improve maternity services.

For further information about the Local Maternity System and the Maternity Voices Partnership you can visit the Telford CCG Website.

Consultant-Led Maternity outpatient clinics take place at both Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals. Outpatient Services include Early Pregnancy Assessment Service (EPAS), Antenatal Services and Scanning.  Depending on your needs, you will give birth in the Consultant-Led Unit or the Midwife Led Unit. You can talk this through with your midwife.

Our Maternity service has Midwife Sonographers, working alongside three Fetal Medicine Specialist Consultants. We provide routine scanning at both hospitals. We offer a combined Down’s screening test. This is made up of the measurement of the nuchal fold and blood tests. If you are unable to have the combined test, a ‘quad’ blood test will be offered.

The consultant antenatal clinic and maternity scanning department can be found opposite the Wrekin Midwife Led Unit. The unit is in a stand-alone building opposite the Women and Children’s Centre. The day assessment unit is located within the Womens and Childrens Centre.

The PRH Day Assessment Unit (DAU) is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 7 days a week and is supported by an obstetrician. There is an appointment system whereby there are midwives available to see you or offer telephone advice if you have concerns.

The consultant antenatal clinic, maternity scanning and day assessment unit can be found within the Maternity Unit in the Mytton Oak Building, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The Mytton Oak Building is located opposite the main hospital building. When you turn into the hospital entrance from the roundabout, it is the first building on the right hand side. There is a small carpark next to it in which patients and visitors can park.

Key Info


Contact Us

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
01743 261000 (Switchboard)

Princess Royal Hospital
01952 641222 (Switchboard)

COVID-19 Related Maternity Queries
01952 565948 and press option 1.


Maternity Review and Reports

You may be aware that there is a review of the Maternity Service currently taking place.

The team is now focusing on completing the clinical reviews of the cases, so that meaningful recommendations can be made. Families who wish to raise a concern about the care they have received, should now do so directly with the Trust by contacting: sath.maternitycare@nhs.net or by phone to the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on: 01952 641222 extension 4382.

If you have any questions or comments as an expectant mother please speak to your midwife.

Full Maternity Review Webpage

Birthrate Plus Report


Interested in working with us?

For more information about vacancies in the Trust please visit our Belong to Something website.


Associated Services

Fertility
Neonatal
Women’s Services

For information about our birthing units please see the left hand menu.