Midwifery Services in West Cheshire
One to One Midwives offer a FREE midwifery service to all NHS patients and are available under West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which covers the following areas:
- Elllesmere Port
- Ince and Elton
If you are interested in our service please contact us and we will be able to confirm if we are able to operate in the area you live.
At One to One we believe that every woman should have a midwife who can provide continuity of care throughout pregnancy, birth and up to 6 weeks postnatal.
Our midwives work as part of a small team of 4 to 6 midwives based in the community who liaise closely with all other NHS services to ensure you get the care you and your baby need.
Our midwives are available 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm for routine appointments and visits - in a community setting local to you or at home, and there will always be a midwife on 24 hour call for emergencies.
To get involved with our service, you can self-refer to us in the following ways:
Call us on: 0330 3309 121
Via our website: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/enquiries
Via our Ellesmere Port Pregnancy Advice Centre
You can also ask your GP to refer you but this is not essential.
Our Pregnancy Advice Centre
The Ellesmere Port Pregnancy Advice Centre provides a one-stop venue for everything a woman and her family need during pregnancy and once she has had her baby. Situated within Ellesmere Port Town Centre, the Pregnancy Advice Centre will provide maternity care that is accessible and convenient to women. You can find out what is happening at our Advice Centre by visiting: http://www.onetoonemidwives.org/pregnancy-advice-centre-Ellesmere-Port
What we offer:
- Parent Education Classes
- Free Pregnancy Testing
- Feeding support
- Various parent and baby groups
Active Birth Classes
During these classes, it will prepare you for what lies ahead. Midwives and MaMAs will talk through subjects including some ways you are able to prepare your body for birth, some common birth fears giving the fact and research behind them, top tips for labour, breathing exercises and tips for birth partners. There is also some comprehensive links to other information you may be interested in.
Hypnobirthing combines an understanding of the physiological process – How your body works during birth together with self-hypnosis and the ability to deeply relax and let go. When you birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, you are free of fear. When you have a trusting loving partner- your body will release the loving hormone oxytocin. This together with endorphins will ensure a calm relaxed enjoyable birth. Your birthing partner will be empowered to be part of the birthing process to encourage you, to support you and to advocate for you.
Out in the community:
Feeding Support Group run by the One to One MaMA Team: Every Friday from 9.30 – 11.30 at Portside Children's Centre Egerton St, Ellesmere Port CH65 2BY
Bumps to Mums Coffee Morning: Every Friday from 9:30 - 11:30 at Coffeetots Play Café, 2 Corbridge House, The Square, Seller Street, Chester, CH1 3AN
How much does the One to One service cost?
All care provided by One to One is totally free of charge. We have been commissioned by the NHS so you do not need to pay for our service. This includes antenatal classes, parent education classes and hypnobirthing courses and any other sessions we provide.
What happens after I refer?
After you refer to the service, our case-loading team will allocate you a midwife. Your midwife will contact you within 48 hours to arrange a booking appointment. During this appointment you will have the chance to ask as many questions as necessary and arrange when your next appointments will be scheduled. Your GP will be notified that you want us to care for you and we will keep them updated as your pregnancy progresses. Over the appointments you will be able to discuss your birth plans and ideas and where and how you want to give birth.
Where is the Advice Centre located?
The Pregnancy Advice Centre opened in Winter 2016. It is located just outside of Port Arcades, near the entrance by Peacocks, along from the Claire House furniture charity Shop.
Is the Advice Centre open during the weekend?
The Advice Centre is open 9am-4pm on Saturdays. It is closed to the public on Sundays, however, some of our classes may take place in the Centre on a Sunday.
Can I call the Advice Centre to refer to the service?
You can contact the Pregnancy Advice Centre on 0151 3455 580 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Outside of these hours contact our central number on 0330 3309 121.
Do scans take place at the Advice Centre?
Scans are taking place at the Ellesmere Port Pregnancy Advice Centre. Once you have referred to the service, you can discuss scans with your named midwife. If you would like to visit the Centre to see where the scans are taking place, call the Centre on 0151 3455 580.