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Fatima Allam Birth Centre

The Fatima Allam Birth Centre is an Alongside Midwifery Led Unit situated on the Labour & Delivery Suite on the 2nd floor of the Hull Women & Children’s Hospital. The environment is more homely, and the focus is on birth without medical intervention. Our ethos puts women at the centre of their own care; supporting them in making decisions about how they want to give birth whilst ensuring safe and high quality care is maintained.

The Birth Centre is staffed 24 hours by midwives who provide midwifery led one-to-one care to women who have uncomplicated pregnancies. We have a team of midwifery assistants working on the Birth Centre who work in partnership with women and midwives to provide supportive, individualised care.

There are 3 en-suite birthing rooms that are designed for women to stay in throughout labour, birth and after birth until transfer home or to the postnatal ward should this be required. Two birth partners (adults) can be present throughout your whole stay here on the Fatima Allam Birth Centre.

The Fatima Allam Birth Centre has a friendly home-from-home atmosphere which can help women feel more relaxed. The spacious birthing rooms are beautifully presented with dimmed and coloured mood lighting, with facilities to allow women to play their own music via CD or Bluetooth.

Each room has a birthing pool providing women with the option of using water to assist their movement, encourage relaxation during labour and birth. The Fatima Allam Birth Centre is an ideal place for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies, who do not want a home birth, and yet don’t want or need a hospital-like facility. Women may consider birthing here if they would like to use different coping methods such as birthing mats, balls and stools; these help women to adopt different positions to aid their comfort throughout labour and birth. We also support the personal use of complementary therapies and TENS machines which have been agreed in the plan of care made by the woman and her midwife.

If you’re a healthy first time mum and having a straightforward pregnancy, planning to give birth in a birth centre is particularly suitable for you because it’s as safe for your baby as planning to give birth in a labour ward, and you’re less likely to have medical interventions. Similarly if this is your second, third or fourth baby then birth in a birth centre is as safe as giving birth in a labour ward but with a reduced chance of medical interventions. If you’re unsure about being eligible for a birth centre birth please speak to your midwife or contact 01482 607860.

30 Hours Childcare Information from FISH

Information from the East Riding Family Information Services Hub (FISH) about the 30 hours childcare.

30 hours leaflet

Andys Man Club Hull

#AndysManClub is a group for men to go and talk. The single biggest killer of mun under 45 in the UK is suicide. Andys Man Club aims to help change this by encouraging men to talk and making a forum for men in Hull to go and have a conversation with other men.

Meets every Monday at 7pm at the Airco Business Lounge, Goulton Street, Hull, HU3 4DL. For more information email them on or find out more on their website here. 

Connect Well Hull

Connect Well Hull is a friendly, free and confidential service for people living in Hull and are registered with a Hull GP.

They help people manage their health better and improve wellbeing by providing advice and supporting them to access local community groups, activities and services. You can access a Wellbeing Co-ordinator who can help you find out what organisations can benefit you or a Welfare Adviser who offer advice on a wide range of issues from money to family problems, to benefits, housing and employment.

Appointments can be made on their website here or call 01482 2176670 or email

Dental Care for Mother and Baby

The Oral Health Foundation promotes better oral health for all. They have a Dental Helpline, a confidential and independent advice service available from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, which you can call for any dental advice on 01788 539780, or visit their website here lots of information.

The City Healthcare Partnership CIC in Hull and the East Riding also has lots of useful information, have a look at their website here. Their Dental Services can be contacted on 01482 247111 or you can email the Oral Health Promotion Team at or text TOOTH to 61825.

Dental care is FREE for all pregnant women and for women until their baby is 1 year old. Dental care is FREE for all children, including up to 18 years if they are in full time education.

East Riding Health Visitors and School Nurses- ISPHNS

East Riding health visitors and school nurses (ISPHNS) have set up a Facebook page
to share health information on details of other community support groups.

To follow their page and see their info find them on facebook here. Don’t forget that facebook have changed what they show people in their newsfeeds and are now only showing you friends and family posts, not business or organisations pages posts. To get the ISPHNS page posts into your newsfeeds please click to follow them then change the notification settings to ‘standard’ instead of the default ‘highlights’.

Family Fund

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants to families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

For more information contact them on 01904 550055 or email

Fitmums & Friends – In the Pink Support Scheme

Want to be more active? Need a helping hand to get started? Fitmums & Friends can help.

Fitmums & Friends offers a range of fitness walking, running, buggy and cycling sessions across Hull and East Yorkshire. And there’s no need to turn up on your own. If you’d like a helping hand to get to your first sessions, we can put you in touch with one of our volunteers who will meet you, support you and help you on your way. Our sessions are friendly, supportive and suitable for everyone – no need to be a mum or fit – men are welcome too and all ages (over 16 years).
Find out more on their website here, call 07708 324018 or email

Good Egg Car Safety – Car Seats

The Good Egg Safety give free advice on how to fit and use baby and children’s car seat correctly. They have a free downloadable guide and lots of advice on their website. They also run several car seat clinics around Hull throughout the year, you can find their next ones by visiting their website events page here.

Home Start

Home Start are the UKs leading family support charity.

They help parents build better lives for their children in the local communities. Their support helps –

  • Reduce family isolation and increase social support networks
  • Strengthen parent-child relationships
  • Improve parents physical and emotional health
  • Develop and improve parenting skills
  • Improve the home environment
  • Improve children’s health, well being and development
  • Increase access to health, education and community services

Find out more about the service provided in Hull by calling 0800 0686368 or visit

House of Light – Counselling for Post Natal Depression

House of Light, Ignite Centre, Linnaeus Street, Hull, HU3 2QA.

House of Light are a local charity who offer a warm, welcoming environment to support women through this difficult time. They have supported 1000’s of women and their families affected by antenatal and postnatal depression and anxiety since 2007. 1 in 7 women develop postnatal depression following the birth of their child, you are not alone.

Pregnancy, birth and parenthood is a time of huge change and can feel overwhelming. They are there to help. They also offer a general counselling service. Call them on 01482 580499, freephone 0800 0432031, email or text 07854 220790. You can also find out more on their website here.

They also have a regular meet-up group, open to all parents antenatal or postnatal who are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or who just want to touch base and make connections with others who have similar experiences. £1 donation to hope cafe and session is supported by 2 house of light counsellors. Springville Methodist Church, Hull Road, Hessle, HU13 9NP, Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.30.

Hull & East Riding Sling Library

The Hull & East Riding Sling Library hire out slings for you to wear your baby in. They offer advice on the right sling and help with fitting.

It’s run by Jill Harrison. For more info and to contact her call 07865046999, email or visit her website here. 


Hull Training & Adult Education – Classes at Endeavour

Hull Training & Adult Education provide free classes if you are between age 16 and 29 and are out of work or working less than 16 hours per week. 2018 timetable here:

Hull Training & Adult Education – Classes in the Community

Hull Training & Adult Education provide free classes if you are between age 16 and 29 and are out of work or working less than 16 hours per week. 2018 timetable here:

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service

There is a wealth of information about keeping your family safe from fire on the Humberside fire and rescue website here, such as fitting smoke alarms and fire prevention.

You can also call for free safety advice for you and your family on 0300 3038242.

Milk & Therapy 

960a Anlaby Road, Hull, HU4 6AH.
A unique centre based in West Hull offering infant feeding support, gentle sleep workshops, reflux and allergy support Cranial Sacro Fascial Therapy for infants and children. Also featuring a drop in weigh in clinic, nursing supplies such as breast pumps, bras and more.

Single Parent Project

Are you between 16 and 29 and need guidance as a single parent? The Single Parent Project can help with employability, further training and qualifications, volunteering and confidence building, work placements, advice and guidance and personalised one to one support. A key worker will help your educational and employment goals and any barriers such as financial, mental health and housing. It includes regular, informal learning sessions.

The Single Parent Project works in partnership with the Goodwin Development Trust group of Children’s Centres offering support such as family support, midwifery, doula and breastfeeding support, sexual health, health and smoking cessation.

For more info on the Single Parent Project contact the Goodwin Team on 01482 485958 or email /

The Local Offer Hull – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Website

The Local Offer Hull is a website for people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

The website provides information and advice on early years, education, health and much more.

 You can check out the website here at or for more information on it please call 01482 300 300 or email