The NHS in Leeds is committed to ensuring that women have access to the highest possible quality of care throughout their pregnancy and birth.
Over 10,000 babies are born in Leeds every year. Making the most of every child’s potential is an important goal in Leeds – it’s a commitment made by the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Board.
We all want the best for our children to help them be happy, healthy and reach their potential. From conception to the age of 2 is a very important time as it makes the biggest difference to your babies’ future.
You’re pregnant, now what?
The earlier you see a midwife or health professional, the sooner you can talk confidentially about your pregnancy and access support.
I want to continue with my pregnancy
- Book an appointment with your midwife as soon as possible.
- It will help you and your baby keep safe.
- Your midwife will help you access free prescriptions, free dental care and information about vaccines.
How to book your appointment
- Visit www.mypregnancynotes.com.
- You can also call 0113 487 0690 or speak to your local children’s centre if you need help to book your appointment, need a translator, or don’t have access to the website.
Taking care of you and your baby
- Download the BabyBuddy app, a free parenting guide from the NHS which has lots of resources to support you during pregnancy and beyond.
- Do not drink any alcohol. The safest choice is to not drink any alcohol in pregnancy. Visit No Thanks I’m Pregnant for more information.
I am thinking about ending my pregnancy
You can access a safe, free, and legal abortion in Leeds. An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It is sometimes known as a termination of pregnancy. Most abortions in England, Wales and Scotland are carried out before 24 weeks of pregnancy, with some exceptions for medical reasons. You can find out more about abortion at NHS UK. There are currently three termination of pregnancy providers in Leeds.
You do not need a GP referral to access treatment from any of the below providers and can contact the services directly, using the phone numbers or websites provided.
BPAS – Third Floor, 7 Eastgate, Leeds, LS2 7LY
Tel: 03457 304030 (Monday – Friday 08.00-17.00, Saturday 08.00-16.00, Sunday 09.30-14.30). To make a booking online please visit https://www.bpas.org/contact-us/book-an-appointment/. BPAS Leeds offers medical abortions to gestation period 10 weeks. If you are above 10 weeks gestation, BPAS Doncaster offer surgical abortion to 24 weeks.
MSI – Leeds Treatment Centre, 45 Barrack Road, Leeds, LS7 4AB
Tel: 0345 300 8090 (7am to 11pm). You can also live chat with an advisor on the MSI website (live chat available 8AM-8PM Monday – Friday, 8AM to 4PM, Saturday and Sunday): https://www.msichoices.org.uk/
MSI offer medical abortion care up to ten weeks gestation in Leeds. MSI also offer surgical abortion care up to 21 weeks and 6 days gestation in Leeds. If you are above 21 weeks and 6 days gestation, MSI offer an abortion up to 24 weeks in Manchester.
NUPAS – Rutland Lodge Medical Centre, Scott Hall Road, Leeds, LS7 3DR
Tel: 0333 004 6666 seven days a week, 8am – 10pm. Online: https://www.nupas.co.uk/contact-us/
NUPAS offer an Early Medical Abortion service in Leeds up to ten weeks gestation. NUPAS do not currently offer a surgical service in Leeds. Surgical services up to 23 weeks and 6 days gestation are available at the NUPAS Clinic in Stockport.
Please note that currently all our termination providers provide an at-home abortion service (telemedicine), meaning that, if you meet the safety criteria, abortion pills can either be collected by you from your nearest clinic, or posted to your home address after your consultation.
Before you can access an abortion service with any of our providers you will be invited to a consultation, either via telephone or in person. During your initial consultation, the providers will discuss your pregnancy options and which treatment suits you best based on your unique circumstances. During this consultation a nurse may also need to assess how many weeks pregnant you are using an ultrasound scan.
Interpreters are available for those who need them at no cost and will be arranged by an advisor during your consultation. Providers can tailor services to meet the individual needs of clients on a case by case basis.
All of our providers offer after care such as counselling, advice on, and provision of contraceptives, and sexually transmitted disease testing.
Maternity care in Leeds
Becoming a parent is an important and exciting experience and our purpose is to ensure you have the right maternity support and care around you. In Leeds we offer a range of choices and services in hospital, community and home settings.
To find out more, visit the Leeds Maternity Care website.
NHS fertility treatment is available in Leeds. For details of who is eligible and under what circumstances, please see the Yorkshire and Humber fertility policy.