We are a working group: a team of women and their families, commissioners and providers (midwives and doctors) working together to review and contribute to the development of local maternity care. We seek to amplify the voices of those using the local maternity service.
We work locally in Cheshire with Leighton Hospital Maternity Unit
We link with other Maternity Voice Partnerships (MVPs) in Merseyside and Cheshire, plus the National MVPs to influence change.
Working with local families, we listen to their experiences, collecting trends and work as a partnership to ensure these women and families voices are heard.
We aim to co-produce change within the local maternity services.
What We Do
We listen to mums, dads and families about what was good and what improvements or changes they would like see happen. These voices are amplified so everyone is heard.
We hold regular listening events, and quarterly partnership meetings. We work across Cheshire on a variety of projects to improve the experiences of women and families both antenatally and postnatally.
We work with midwives, health professionals and local commissioners to co-produce positive changes for the women and families using the maternity services.
MVP meetings a year
babies born at Leighton in 2020
We work alongside various organisations to ensure women and their families’ voices are considered at every stage of the maternity and postnatal journey.
- Continuity of Carer
- Communications to mums and mums-to-be
- Maternal mental health services
- Smoking cessation services
- Covid-19 restrictions and their impacts
“So grateful I found you”
Local mum, 2020
“Thank you so much for the fantastic work you do. It is very much appreciated”
New mum, February 2021
“Thank you, really appreciate you listening”
Mum to be, July 2020