Maternity Services

Welcome to Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Maternity Services

We know that having a baby can be an exciting time, but also a time when you have lots of questions. You may find the answers to your questions through our web pages where there is lots of information to help you to plan your care and make informed choices during your pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Our aim is to provide you with high-quality, safe care that meets your individual needs and that of your baby. Whether you chose to have your baby at home, in one of our birth centres or on our labour ward we want you to have the best possible experience.

We are a designated training facility for students undertaking health professional training, so you may encounter student midwives or other students working under the supervision of a qualified professional. You may wish to discuss this with the midwife providing your care.

We would like to thank local women who have contributed to developing these pages through our Maternity Voices Partnership Group.

National Breastfeeding Week 2023

Next week is National Breastfeeding Week (18th - 24 September). Calderdale will be celebrating and continuing last year's theme, 'Everyone has a part to play in helping mums to breastfeed'. Our Family Hubs network including Calderdale Council’s Public Health Team, Locala Community Partnerships’ Health Visitors, Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust (CHFT) Maternity Infant Feeding Team and volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporters, along with Calderdale’s Children’s Centres have joined forces to offer a series of classes to offer advice and support for families who are planning to or currently breastfeeding.