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CategoryPregnancy, Birth & Beyond
Stadium RoadWoolwichLondonSE18 4QH
Ante and post natal support for vunerable and/or disadvantaged women. Women may be referred if they are experiencing domestic violence, substance or alcohol misuse, mental health concerns, previous pregnancy concerns (including safeguarding and parenting capacity). Support at Queen Elizabeth (QE) hospital and in some Children's Centres including Robert Owen on Thursdays between 10-12 (by appointment only).
Maternity Action works to end inequality and promote the health and well-being of all pregnant women, their partners and children from before conception through to the child's early years. We offer online information sheets that cover a range of topics including rights at work, benefits, maternity discrimination, breastfeeding and entitlements for women with different immigration statuses (including refugees, asylum seekers, refused asylum seekers, EU nationals, indefinite leave to remain, undocumented women, trafficked women, and women with 'no recourse to…
Midwives in the Maternity Service at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust make routine inquiries regarding domestic violence (DV) when women access the service. This enables identification of where DV is occuring and an appropriate response or referral-on. It is a particularly important service given women's increased risk of DV during pregnancy.