Services

Services and Signposting

It is important for you to know of every available service for you on your maternity journey. You will find a variety of services on this page.

Quick links

Here to help during
uncertain times

NHS
Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.


Living with
worry and anxiety

Our world is changing rapidly at the moment. Given some of the news coverage, it would be hard not to worry about what it all means for yourself, and for those you love.



OCD and
related disorders

The Foundation aims to improve outcomes for individuals with OCD and related disorders

 

Lincolnshire Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing helpline

If you’re feeling low, anxious or stressed and you think that talking to another person may help you cope you can call the new mental health helpline in Lincolnshire which is open 24/7.

Telephone 0800 001 4331


Steps 2 Change

 

Offer a range of talking therapies tailored to meet your individual needs.  They are free of charge, proven to be effective and helpful and provided by experienced and qualified professionals.

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19):
what you need to do

Find help if you’re struggling because of coronavirus

For example, with paying bills, being out of work, or taking care of your mental health.

PERINATAL POSITIVITY

Perinatal Positivity uses the real voices and experiences of women and men who have had mental wellbeing difficulties around the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. We hope it will help you emotionally prepare and find support, if needed, at this time. There is a subtitled version of the film on our clips page.

If you, or someone you are close to, is experiencing mental wellbeing problems connected to pregnancy and being a new parent, talk to your GP, health visitor or midwife and visit our support page to find local and national support organisations.

PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH

COVID Top 20 Resources and Evidence Base​

NHS
COVID-19 and Pregnancy

This animation sets out what pregnant women should expect from NHS maternity services during the coronavirus. Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Chief Midwifery Officer, and Dr Matthew Jolly, National Clinical Director for Maternity for the NHS in England explain what might change and why its important to keep in touch with your maternity team.This animation sets out what pregnant women should expect from NHS maternity services during the coronavirus. Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Chief Midwifery Officer, and Dr Matthew Jolly, National Clinical Director for Maternity for the NHS in England explain what might change and why its important to keep in touch with your maternity team.

AT HOME SHOULDN'T MEAN AT RISK
#YOUARENOTALONE

If you are at risk of domestic abuse you can seek refuge and support is available. The National Domestic abuse helpline is free and available 24/7 on 0808 2000 247

Tommy's

The largest charity funding research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. We also provide information for parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and baby.


Breastfeeding support in Lincolnshire during the Coronavirus pandemic

Hospitals

Lincoln County Hospital

This district general hospital serves the city of Lincoln and the North Lincolnshire area.

Lincoln labour ward – 01522 573805

Lincoln antenatal assessment centre (24 hours) – 01522 573138

Pilgrim Hospital

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston serves the communities of South and South East Lincolnshire.

Pilgrim labour ward – 01205 445424

Pilgrim antenatal assessment unit (8.30am to 8pm) – 01205 445144

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

Based in Grimsby the hospital has one of the most advanced emergency care centres in the region

Antenatal clinic: 03033 304800

Antenatal day unit: 03033 304797

Peterborough City Hospital

General district hospital serving the city of Peterborough, north Cambridgeshire, areas of east Northamptonshire and Rutland.

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals – 01733 678000

Nottingham City Hospital

Both Nottingham units have Sanctuary birth centres (midwife led), labour suites, 24 hour anaesthetists, level 3 Neonatal Units and blood bank cover.

City Maternity Unit: – 0115 969 1169

Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham

Both Nottingham units have Sanctuary birth centres (midwife led), labour suites, 24 hour anaesthetists, level 3 Neonatal Units and blood bank cover.

QMC Maternity Unit – 0115 924 9924
Ext: 66672

Maternity and Paternity Leave

All employed pregnant women are entitled to 52 weeks (1 year) of maternity leave, no matter how long they’ve worked for their employer. You may be eligible to share parental leave and pay with your partner.

You have a range of rights during this period. 

Screening tests for you and your baby

Important information about the screening choices you will have during and after your pregnancy.

Lincolnshire County Council

From the County Council website you can register or re-register a birth, correct a registration, book a civil naming ceremony or apply for a birth certificate.

You can also find one of the 48 county children’s centres. You will find each centre provides a variety of services aimed at your family from antenatal care to school readiness.

Mental Health Support

The mental well-being of women and their families is as important as the physical well-being of the woman and developing baby.

The following services can provide advice, support and guidance.

Steps 2 Change

Offer a range of talking therapies tailored to meet your individual needs. They are free of charge, proven to be effective and helpful and provided by experienced and qualified professionals.

Samartians

Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

LPFT

Promoting recovery and quality of life through effective, innovative and caring mental health, social care and specialist community services

Health and Well-being Services

Drinkline

Runs a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else’s.

Addaction

Here help people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. They support people to make lasting change in their lives around their alcohol use.

Start4Life

Joined up with the NHS Information Service for Parents. Provides an existing health advice service for pregnant women and new mums.

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK are fighting for a world where diabetes can do no harm. Providing access to crucial information and supporting people experiencing life-changing and potentially fatal complications.

Smoking Cessation

Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it’s never too late to quit.

Best Beginnings

A strong start will lay the foundation for maximising a child’s future life chances by supporting the development of good mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Overseas Residents

Are you settled or living in the UK?

Are you trying to access Healthcare?

If you are a NON UK resident and visiting from Overseas you will need to provide information in order to receive free NHS treatment.

Please provide a wage slip and proof of your current address on your first visit with your health professional

Please contact OverseasIncomeTeam@ULH.nhs.uk for more information on how to do this, your Midwife or health professional can assist you with this.

Lincolnshire Integrated Sexual Health Service

LiSH manage the majority of services and provide outreach services, HIV treatment and care, and community sexual health testing and treatment, together with contraception, chlamydia screening and sexual health promotion initiatives.

Support Services

Tommy's

The largest charity funding research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. We also provide information for parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Kicks Count

Kicks Count aims to reduce the UK’s shockingly high stillbirth and neonatal death rate by raising awareness of baby’s movements.

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness of sudden infant death.

MAMA Academy

This service aims to empower all maternity professionals and expectant parents on stillbirth prevention methods to help more babies arrive safely.

Tamba

Tamba has lots of tips and information about what to expect while you are pregnant. If you are already a parent to twins or more they have lots of useful information, from breastfeeding advice to information about schooling.

Bliss

Bliss’ vision is that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.

East Midlands Neonatal Operational Delivery Network

There are 11 neonatal units within the EMNODN. These units work closely together in order to provide care for babies born within their area who require specialist neonatal services.

Traveline

You can plan journeys from and to a postcode, postal address, town or village, named station or stop, or point of interest. Great for understanding Lincolnshire’s rural transport links.

Unicef Breastfeeding Resources

We enable public services to better support families with feeding and developing close, loving relationships, ensuring that all babies get the best possible start in life.

Labour Pains

On this site you can learn all about the pain relief choices available during labour and how to cope with labour pains.

Sands

Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They support anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

NCT First 1000 Days

The UK’s leading charity for parents, during your First 1,000 Days – right through your pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Providing accurate, impartial information, courses and classes.

Down's Syndrome Association

Here you will find answers to questions that we are often asked about Down’s syndrome. 

If you do not find what you are looking for ring our helpline and speak to one of our specialist advisors.

Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association is here to provide support and information to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy.

NCT First 1000 Days

The PANDAS Foundation is here to help support and advise any parent who is experiencing a perinatal mental illness.The provide guidance to family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering.