When your baby was preparing to arrive into the world, it’s likely you experienced more than four NHS services. Your midwife appointments, scans at hospital, antenatal clinics, GP appointments and then your final delivery are just a few examples.
Maternity and child birth
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About maternity services
NHS NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commission maternity services for women and their families in Devon.
These services include care from midwives and clinicians antenatally, through birth and to the postnatal period after you have had your baby.
The maternity units in the NHS NEW Devon CCG area are:
Maternity strategy for Devon and Cornwall 2014-2019West Devon: Derriford Hospital (Plymouth Hospitals Trust) East Devon: Royal Devonshire & Exeter Hospitals
Commissioners from NHS NEW Devon CCG, South Devon & Torbay CCG and Kernow CCG have worked with families and clinicians to develop a commissioning strategy for the next five years.
Sources of advice and support during and after pregnancy
Get involved in improving maternity services
Better Births in Devon
Over the summer of 2018, the Local Maternity System in Devon - consisting of NHS and health care organisations - undertook 8 weeks of intensive engagement to gather the thoughts, experiences, and views of parents and families about births in Devon. The engagement ran from 19 May – 14 July 2018.
2,267 people gave their feedback and this has already started to help shape the priorities for maternity services in Devon.
Maternal mental health is everyone's business
More than 1 in 10 women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year after having a baby. If untreated, these perinatal mental illnesses can have a devastating impact on the women affected and their families.
The Maternal Mental Health Alliance’s campaign – Everyone’s Business – calls for all women throughout the UK who experience perinatal mental health problems to receive the care they and their families need, wherever and whenever they need it.