We are extremely busy in our emergency department so please use our services wisely.  In emergency and life-threatening cases continue to come forward as normal or call 999. 

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Birth Reflections

Birth Reflections is a confidential midwifery-run service for mothers who have given birth with the support of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, either in hospital or in the community.

What is Birth Reflections?

If you have recently given birth with our support, the Birth Reflections service gives you the opportunity to discuss your birth experience with us. We offer all new parents the opportunity to come back and see us. However you’re feeling, we’re here to support you. We can also reassure and help you plan any future births that you might be considering.

What will happen at my appointment?

At your first Birth Reflections appointment you will spend around an hour with us, going through the medical notes that were taken through your birth, to explain what happened without the medical jargon.

We want to help you feel in control and empowered after such a life-changing event.

How do I make an appointment?

You can self-refer to our Birth Reflections service from six weeks after having your baby. You can self-refer by completing the form below, which will help us to provide you with the information and support that you need.