Maternity Voices Partnership


We need your feedback to help improve local maternity services for you!  Keep an eye out for upcoming meeting details here


Calling all parents and parents-to-be! Would you like to help improve local Maternity services?

The Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) was launched in May 2018. It’s a group of parents and staff who come together to discuss maternity services and how we can improve things based on feedback and experiences. We meet informally every few months over a brew and little ones are welcome to come too!

We are working with the group to implement the recommendations arising from the National Maternity Review, “Better Births”. Click here to see the “Better Births” report.

Read more here on ‘What is a Maternity Voices Partnership’

How to get involved:

If you can’t attend the events but would like to give us some feedback about maternity services, please complete our survey:

To attend an event or to be added to our contact list, please contact Nicola Ashurst, Chair, Wigan Maternity Voices Partnership at:


Facebook: @WiganboroughMVP

Twitter: @MvpWigan


Click here for ‘Becoming Pregnant Information Leaflet’, which has been produced to provide support and signpost to different services during pregnancy.

The Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Maternity Website is now live and has lots of links and information to support you before and after baby is born.  Visit the website here

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have produced a Guide to Pregnancy, Family and Mental Health for Wigan. This has been developed as a guide to mental health and well-being during the perinatal period, with useful contact details for help and support, aimed at expectant parents, new parents, carers and wider family members.  Click here for the guide.

The Comfort Cafe, Leigh – if you’re feeling a bit left out and would like to escape for a coffee and a chat why not pay the cafe a visit. Every Thursday afternoon between 1pm-3pm they hold a lone and new parent tea and coffee time, offering a safe and friendly environment for anyone bringing up a young baby or child. Click here for their flyer

WWL Community Breastfeeding Support Groups – sessions are facilitated by friendly experienced WWL NHS Community Infant Feeding Team, Sharon (IBCLC), Bec & Emma. They can offer support with positioning and attachment, expressing, tongue tie issues and much more! Go along for a chance to meet other breastfeeding mums. Antenatal and feeding mums welcome! Click here for their flyer

Feedback and the difference people make:

Here is the latest Maternity Voices ‘Thank You Thursday’.  A great opportunity to send thanks to a healthcare professional working in Wigan Maternity.  Contact Nicola Ashurst, Chair, if you have any feedback you wish to share!


MVP 2020 Summary Poster

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