We understand the extra challenges that gender identity can have on pregnancy, birth and infant feeding. We will provide inclusive, respectful care to pregnant women and people and their families.
Our midwives’ role is to support a pregnant person’s journey through each stage of pregnancy, birth, and the early days with their new baby. We will work together with you to ensure your experience of pregnancy and birth is safe and positive.
We have a supportive Gender Inclusion team available to you. They will help you on your journey through pregnancy, birth and parenting. Everyone in the team has expertise to help provide the best possible care for you and your family.
Contact us to discuss how we can help you feel safe and supported during your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. You do not need to be currently pregnant to make contact. We welcome enquiries from prospective or currently pregnant trans or non-binary people, their partners and healthcare professionals.
What to expect
We can give you extra support during and after your pregnancy, alongside your regular community midwife. This can include:
- Talking about where you would feel most comfortable having your midwife appointments (e.g., at home instead of at a Children’s Centre)
- Pronoun alerts on our systems
- Company and support at other appointments, such as scans
- Personalised birth, feeding and parenting preparation (antenatal classes) at home
- Talking about how you would like to birth your baby, and supporting your choice of home birth, hospital birth, or caesarean birth
- Tour of the hospital facilities where you may choose to have your baby
- Writing a birth plan, including your language preferences for talking about your body
- Developing an infant feeding plan, which may include breastfeeding or chest feeding or expressing milk.