Gender Inclusion

Please note: As part of our journey towards providing gender inclusive care for everybody we are working on updating the language on all of our resources, including our website and patient information leaflets. We will endeavour to do this as quickly as possible, and thank you for your understanding as we implement these changes.

View a statement from the Trust on supporting inclusive midwifery care.

Gender Inclusion Midwives

At BSUH we acknowledge the additional challenges that gender identity can have on pregnancy, birth and infant feeding and recognise the importance of providing inclusive, respectful care to pregnant people and their families.

We are on a journey towards gender inclusive care for everybody during pregnancy, birth and afterwards. This journey is led by members of the trans and non-binary community. We are at the beginning of this process, which will continue over the next few years.

Midwives believe pregnancy and birth are normal, healthy parts of life. The midwife’s role is to support a pregnant person’s journey through each stage of pregnancy, birth, and the early days with their new baby. Midwives believe that you know what is best for you and your baby, and will work together with you to ensure your experience of pregnancy and birth is safe and positive.

The Gender Inclusion Midwives are keen to talk to you about how we can welcome you into care that is individualised to meet the specific needs of you and your family. Contact us to discuss how we can help you feel safe and supported during your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. You do not need to be currently pregnant to make contact. Enquiries are welcome from all, whether you are a prospective or currently pregnant trans or non-binary person, a partner or healthcare professional.

We look forward to sharing your journey to parenthood with you.

You can contact us at: bsuh.genderinclusionmidwives@nhs.net