Twins and Multiple Pregnancy Service
In Leeds we offer an enhanced care pathway if you are having a multiple pregnancy. This enhance pathway involves all members of the multidisciplinary team - Consultant, specialist multiples Midwives, Midwifery Support Worker and ultrasonographers, all have experience and knowledge of managing twin and triplet pregnancies. Our aim is to provide personalised care.
We will coordinate your clinical care, minimising the number of hospital visits, providing care as close to your home as possible, and providing continuity of carer wherever possible within the hospital and the community.
The team aims to offer information and emotional support specific to a multiple pregnancy.
The midwives will see you at your own home or at the place of your choice; we provide postnatal support on the ward and at home up until six weeks after the birth.
Contact details for the Multiple Pregnancy Midwifery Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Leader: Vicky Shepherd email: email@example.com
Matron: Julie Holmes, email: Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent education sessions are offered in small groups with women and their partners following a programme together for additional peer support. This covers:
- 16-20 weeks welcome and discuss diet, lifestyle, musculoskeletal effects on the body.
- 24 weeks labour, analgesia and operative births.
- 28 weeks feeding your babies.
- 30 weeks taking your babies home and support.
- Postnatal reunion at 6-8 weeks.
The team were winners in the Leeds Hospital Heroes 2017 awards for their positive support of parents expecting multiple births, including the development of networking events and support groups for parents.