We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
In these challenging circumstances, our maternity services are here to support you. See below a range of information based on frequently asked questions we have recieved from expectant mums and their families.
If you can't find the answer to your question below, why not contact our Maternity Helpline?
(maternity helpline contact details to be published here)
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In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Trust has made some changes to maternity services. Births at Rossendale and Blackburn Birth Centres have been stepped down until further notice.
Blackburn Birth Centre will remain operational, providing antenatal and postnatal and BCG clinics, seven days a week.
All expectant parents will be contacted directly by their midwife to offer further assurances regarding birth plans and place of birth, which will now be Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre, on the Burnley General Teaching Hospital site.
Update - The Trust will resume the Maternity Home Birth service, from Monday 27 April 2020.
Community Midwives will also be informing women currently within their care that this service is available.
If you are currently 36 weeks pregnant and wish to have a home birth, please contact your Community Midwife so that appropriate plans and support can be put in place.
Update - Blackburn Birth Centre will re-open for women to attend in labour, and give birth, from Monday 18 May at 8am.
- The Birth Centre is run by midwives who will be able to provide one-to-one support.
- If you are considering having your baby at Blackburn Birth Centre, please discuss this with your midwife or call the Birth Centre directly for more information.
- The Trust’s visiting restrictions still apply.
- Please ensure you telephone the Birth Centre in the first instance, so that the midwives are aware of your arrival and that the Birth Centre has the capacity to support your care.
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