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The Ask a Midwife Facebook service is hosted by the LMS and staffed by our Project Lead Midwives Sarah Collins and Helen Smith.

It is for anyone who is being cared for/will be cared for at one of the HCV Hospital Trusts. Those accessing the service can ask any question about pregnancy of newborn baby care as described below.

who do I ask

York/Scarborough: @yorkandscarboroughbumps2babies

Hull/East Yorkshire: @heynhswc

North Lincolnshire/North East Lincolnshire: @nlagmaternity

For those without access to social media, questions can be emailed through to hny.lms@nhs.net.

AAM newsletters for HCPs are produced every month.

Maternity transformation in Humber and North Yorkshire

Maternity services in Humber and North Yorkshire are undergoing a transformation to improve the care and experience provided to women, families and babies.

The following roles have been appointed within our geographical area.

  • Sallie Ward is the Local Maternity System lead midwife who works across the whole of the Humber and North Yorkshire  geographical area supporting transformational change in Hull, York, Scarborough, Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospitals, she can be contacted at sallie.ward1@nhs.net.
  • Claire Spear is the Better Births Implementation Lead at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, she can be contacted at claire.spear2@nhs.net.
  • Ann-Marie Robinson is the Better Births Implementation Lead at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, when can be contact at nlg-tr.betterbirths@nhs.net.

Regular updates on how you can participate in the transformation of maternity services will be placed on this site, and if you would like to become involved please email hny.lms@nhs.net.

2019-07-03 (7)

Your baby is now officially an embryo and is about the size of a poppy seed.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/4-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (4)

Your baby is now the size of a kidney bean and weighs 1g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/8-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (6)

Welcome to the second trimester!

Your baby is about the size of a small lime and weighs approximately 14g.

You have hopefully seen your midwife for your 'booking in' appointment, if you have not yet seen a midwife please make an appointment quickly, so you can have all of your choices about screening tests explained and offered to you.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/12-weeks-pregnant/ for more information. You can also link to the 'Pregnancy Journey' area here.  

2019-07-03

Your baby is about the size of an avocado and weighs approximately 100g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/16-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (2)

Your baby has grown in length and is now the length of a small banana and weighs approximately 300g. Around this time you will be offered your '20 week' scan, also known as the 'anatomy' or 'anomaly' scan.Click here for more information about screening. 

This is a also a good time to talk and sing to your bump as your baby can now hear sounds. This is great way for you and your partner/family to bond with your baby.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/20-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (8)

Your baby has grown again to the approximate length of an ear of sweetcorn and weighs about 600g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/24-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (1)

Welcome to the third trimester!

Your baby is now approximately the weight of an aubergine; about 1kg and approximately 37cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/28-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (3)

Your baby now weighs approximately the same as a coconut; around 1.5kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/32-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (5)

Your baby is now around the same size as a lettuce, approximately 47cm long and weighs around 2.6kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/36-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (9)

Your baby is now the weight of a small watermelon which is approximately 3.3kg and around 50cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/40-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.