Mid Essex Hospitals Trust (Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford)

Broomfield Hospital,

Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, England, CM1 7ET

Tel: 01245 440 761

Here is their response:

The management of women with  high BMI is set out in the attached clinical guideline which has been very recently reviewed.  I regret that we dont hold data on the numbers of women supported under this policy and we are not involved in IVF at this hospital, other than the referral of women who meet criteria which are set by the commissioners of our services.
I also attach our clinical guideline relating to home births.  But, relating to home births or births in midwife led units – all decisions are risk based according to each individual woman and her particular health, not because of a line on a chart. 
With regard to use of a birthing pool, the decision is most likely to be based on health and safety ie the capability of the pool hoist to remove the woman from the pool in an obsetetric emergency rather than any other factor.
Please note that over 200 maternity clinical guidelines are published on our website. http://www.meht.nhs.uk/about-us/policies-and-guidelines/

Policies correct as of February 2013:

NameAuthorSize
NameAuthorSize
04253 Nutrition In Labour 4.0Mid Essex Hospitals Trust64.2 KiB
04259 Management Of Mecon~m Stained Liquor 3.0Mid Essex Hospitals Trust116.3 KiB
04262 Shoulder Dystocia 5.2Mid Essex Hospitals Trust143.1 KiB
04265 Fetal Monitoring In~egnancy & Labour 3.1Mid Essex Hospitals Trust168.3 KiB
04266 Diabetes In Pregnancy 3.1Mid Essex Hospitals Trust1.2 MiB
05092 Women With A Raised BMI In Maternity 3.0Mid Essex Hospitals Trust344.4 KiB
05098 Maternity Risk Strategy 5.1Mid Essex Hospitals Trust1.1 MiB
05110 Eclampsia & Severe Pre-Eclampsia 3 2Mid Essex Hospitals Trust185.4 KiB
06000 Use Of Entonox For Procedural Pain 5.0Mid Essex Hospitals Trust114.6 KiB
06001 Management Of Procedural Pain 5.0Mid Essex Hospitals Trust102.7 KiB
06006 Epidural Infusion Analgesia & PCEA 5.2Mid Essex Hospitals Trust96.9 KiB
06028 Management Of Maternal Death 3.0Mid Essex Hospitals Trust126.8 KiB
06030 Vaginal Birth After~aesarian Section 3.1Mid Essex Hospitals Trust212.2 KiB
06031 Management Of Mate~ity Test Results 3.0Mid Essex Hospitals Trust264.4 KiB
07076 Artificial Rupture Of Membranes 3.0Mid Essex Hospitals Trust67.4 KiB
08014 VTE And Thromboprop~xis In Maternity 4.0Mid Essex Hospitals Trust471.5 KiB

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