Maternity in Salisbury & Wiltshire

Everything you need to know

Volunteers in Salisbury & Wiltshire

volunteer Elle

Elle - Deputy

Hey, I’m Elle, I live on Salisbury Plain, between Salisbury and Pewsey. I’m Mum of two daughters. I’m a real advocate for helping people enjoy their pregnancy and have a positive birth and post-partum experience. I’m passionate about supporting both local and military families and young parents and hope to be able to improve the experience of everyone who uses our local maternity services. If you have accessed any of the Salisbury Maternity Services throughout your pregnancy, birth or post-partum period please do share your feedback with me.

Email: ellewesternmvp@gmail.com

volunteer Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is a Salisbury mum. She is a former NICU parent, a ‘high risk’ mum due to underlying conditions, and has a passion for infant feeding. She is a strong advocate for birthing rights in any situation, having experienced both a preemie birth and a homebirth VBAC herself, and would love to hear about your experiences locally.
sarahcowperthwaite@hotmail.co.uk

volunteer Carla

Carla

Carla has 6 children all grown up, and 3 grandsons. She is passionate about women being fully informed about their decisions for their own body in birth and beyond. Carla focusses on Home Birth and Older mothers. If you accessed Maternity Services in the Salisbury area, please email your feedback to her. to: carla.walshmvp@gmail.com

Salisbury Foundation Hospital (SFT)

Salisbury Hospital Maternity Unit has a small, professional and friendly team currently supporting approximately 2,500 mothers and birthing people per year. Their team includes caring midwives, a dedicated Infant Feeding Team and experienced specialist doctors (obstetricians).   They have a Labour Ward, a fully equipped theatre for caesarean births and a postnatal ward.

Beatrice Birthing Centre

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Home Birth

You can choose to have your baby at home. This will be a relaxed environment for labour and birth and supports a normal childbirth philosophy. Research suggests that there is a higher likelihood of a normal birth with less intervention if you give birth at home or in a Midwife-led unit. All Community Midwives support home birth and will be happy to discuss this option with you.

Home Birth group:

First Baby: https://assets.nhs.uk/prod/documents/NHSE-your-choice-where-to-have-baby-first-baby-sept2018.pdf

Second Baby: https://assets.nhs.uk/prod/documents/NHSE-your-choice-where-to-have-baby-baby-before-sept2018.pdf

NICU

A neonatal unit provides care for premature and sick term newborn babies. Approximately 10% of all babies will need admission to a neonatal unit, commonly because of prematurity, infection, breathing difficulties or feeding problems.

https://www.salisbury.nhs.uk/wards-departments/wards/neonatal-intensive-care-unit-nicu/

Health Visiting

Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with a specialist qualification in public health for children, young people and families. They work alongside families offering support and information around parenthood and early parenting, from pregnancy right through to when your child starts school. The service offers support for all parents of all children (0-5), whatever their circumstances. We’d love to hear more about your experience with health visiting in your area. Please fill in out postnatal survey. Please fill in our postnatal survey

https://wiltshirechildrensservices.co.uk/our-services/health-visiting/

 

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