The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Maternity Care

Haamla Service

Haamla Midwifery Team

Haamla is a unique service that provides essential support for pregnant women, and their families, from minority ethnic communities, including asylum seekers and refugees, throughout their pregnancy and postnatal period. It aims to improve access within maternity services, empower and inform women of the choices available during their pregnancy and birth, thereby improving their health and wellbeing.

Haamla Support Workers

Bi-lingual Haamla Maternity Support Workers will provide advocacy support and information for you about your Maternity care choices. This is done in your home, or in a Children's Centres or the hospital setting. They will support you around your social, religious and cultural needs' .

Haamla Antenatal Groups

These antenatal classes are for women and pregnant people only. Interpreters may also be present at the session for anyone who requires this support. Information about pregnancy, birth and caring for your baby is provided and shared in a relaxed setting.

Weekly sessions are held every:

  • Wednesday 10.30-12.30pm at The Compton Centre, Harehills Lane, LS9 7BG
  • Friday 10.30-11.30am at Hamara Healthy Living Centre, Tempest Road LS11 6RD
  • Monthly sessions are held at both St James's Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary.


For more information, speak to your Midwife or email the Haamla team

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