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Congratulations! Having a baby is an exciting time. There are quite a lot of things to think about leading to the birth of your new baby.

Every woman will have access to information to enable her to make decisions about her care.

Mother and baby will be able to access support that is centred on their individual needs and circumstances.

Welcome to the Maternity Services website  (Please find links below to the Governments Coronavirus information site and suggested guidance during pregnancy)

Welcome to the NHS Northamptonshire Maternity Services website which offers a wealth of up-to-date information to support local women, partners and their families through their pregnancy journey.

For further information about the Corona Virus, and specific information relating to maternity and pregnancy, please refer to the National NHS guidance using the website links below.


The first link will take you to the NHS guidelines page where you can scroll down and find the link for advice on pregnancy:-


The pregnancy advice in this second link is based on information from the Royal College of Obstretritians and Gynaecologists:-


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The three stages of pregnancy

Every woman’s pregnancy journey is different. A typical pregnancy lasts approximately 40 weeks and is divided into stages known as trimesters.

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Total number of babies born in Northamptonshire in 2019 = 7931

Total number of babies born in Northamptonshire in 2018 = 8046

Your Stories

6. Mum & Dad tell their story of usng the Barratt Birth Centre, Northampton General Hospital

"Grace (Mum’s perspective) I had always wanted a water birth, but this was not an option with our first son. When myself and my husband arrived at The Barratt Birth Centre with me in labour we were so excited and nervous. The fabulous..."

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6. Mum & Dad tell their story of usng the Barratt Birth Centre, Northampton General Hospital

News & Media

NGH launch the ‘Emerald’ & ‘Sapphire’ Continuity Teams

Esme, Cassius, Charlotte, Poppy, Rebecca, Oscar, Agata and Tomasz celebrate the new service Two new teams have launched at Northampton General Hospital providing support and a familiar team of midwives caring for families from antenatal...

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Kettering General Hospital launch Eden team to support continuity of care

Maternity services at Kettering General Hospital officially launched the ‘Eden Continuity of Care Team’ on 19 July.  The team consists of six midwives who will look after 210 pregnant women from the Lakeside Practice in Corby....

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A new way to support local mothers-to-be who need a caesarean section

Kettering General Hospital develop a new way to support mothers-to-be who need a caesarean section. A ‘Planned Caesarean Section Team’ will guide women throughout the process and aims for each mother to see the same midwife throughout...

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Safety Alert: Stokke Steps Bouncer and Newborn Set Recalled

Stokke has announced it’s recalling the Steps Bouncer and the Steps Newborn Set due to a flaw with the way they attach to the Stokke Steps high chair.  For further details please click here.

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NHS Parliamentary Award 2019 Nomination

NHS Northamptonshire Local Maternity Systems (LMS) and Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust nominated for NHS Parliamentary Award 2019 for the category ‘Health Equalities Award. The nomination is for the Whose Shoes? engagement...

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