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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 Northamptonshire Maternity Services

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.

About Us


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.

Your Pregnancy

Healthy mum, healthy baby

Quit Smoking

Weight Control


Emotional Wellbeing

Healthy Eating

Gentle Exercise

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babies were born in Northamptonshire in 2018

Your Stories

Smoking cessation 2

"Benefits of stopping smoking in pregnancy Protecting yourself and baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you, and those around you, can do to give you and your child a healthier life. Every cigarette that someone smokes..."

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News & Media

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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Urgent Baby Food Recall

Cow & Gate is recalling a batch of its Cheesy Broccoli Bake because it may contain pieces of rubber from a glove. The affected batch has code 28122020 and a best before date of 28/12/2020. You can return it to the store you bought it from,...

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