Pregnancy leaflets and guidance
Extra Support & Resources
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust leaflets
When the time comes for you to have your baby, you want to be in a place where you feel comfortable, relaxed, confident and secure. You also want everything to go as smoothly as possible. Our midwives will be with you every step of the way, offering your help and advice throughout your pregnancy.
- Labour ward care leaflet for patients
- Antenatal care leaflet for patients
- Induction of labour leaflet for patients
My Maternity Journey
Take a look at south west London's My Maternity Journey for more information about what your pregnancy journey will look like at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.
We have produced a guide about emotional support for pregnant women and parents with babies during the coronavirus pandemic, which you can read by clicking here.
There are several other useful guides to support you:
Maternity Breastfeeding Support
Information about infant feeding support while we respond to COVID-19
For infant feeding support please contact Tina Popoola, Infant Feeding Lead Midwife on email@example.com or 07879814190
Alternatively, you can email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
This service is Monday-Friday, between 9am and 3pm. You will receive a response within 24 hours or next working day if you contact us at the weekend.
Infant feeding team
The hospital supports the right of all parents to make informed choices about how to feed their baby. Parent Education classes provide parents-to-be with up-to-date information on infant feeding and are provided free of charge by this Trust. Classes will need to be booked after 20 weeks of pregnancy, to attend between 34 to 37 weeks of pregnancy. Ask your midwife for more information or visit ‘Preparing for birth and looking after your baby’.
The Infant Feeding team is available at the Early Pregnancy Open Evening for an informal chat and information on breastfeeding. The Early Pregnancy Open Evening is on the first Wednesday of every month from 7.30pm to 9.00pm in the Antenatal Clinic, access is via the Woodcroft Road entrance. You do not need to book, just turn up. You are welcome to bring a birth supporter/partner with you.
The Infant Feeding Team provide support with breastfeeding in the hospital and work closely with the Croydon Breastfeeding Team to ensure that women receive consistent information to enable them to get breastfeeding off to a great start and to continue to feed for as long as they wish.
Support is provided to parents on the Birth Centre, Labour Ward, Postnatal ward, Special Care Baby Unit, Paediatric ward and A & E.
Information on where to access breastfeeding support is given to all mums upon discharge from hospital. Tongue Tie queries can be assessed in the Breastfeeding Clinic and all Baby Cafes.