Maternity Services

Available in Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Tameside, and Glossop

Choose to Change runs a specialised weight management programme for pregnant women with a BMI of 30+. This FREE service is aimed at helping keep you fit and healthy throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

What can YOU expect from the programme?

  • An initial telephone consultation
  • Six sessions of advice and support
  • Support from a range of specialists in weight management
  • The opportunity to transfer to the standard Choose to Change programme, which provides support for up to two years, after you have given birth.

What can YOU expect from the sessions?

  • An explanation of expected and appropriate weight gain
  • The removal of the myth of eating for two during pregnancy
  • An introduction to exercises to do during pregnancy and after birth
  • An exploration of the psychological challenges of giving birth
  • A discussion of nutritional needs pre and post birth
  • Tips for eating healthily on a budget
  • Advice on dealing with stress and time management

Where and when will the sessions be held?

Venues and times vary across the different areas but sessions are often held in children’s centres and maternity clinics. Your initial letter will outline the venue for your first consultation. Suitable venues and times for your sessions will be discussed after your consultation.

Are YOU eligible?

To be eligible for the programme you must be:

  • An adult over 18yrs
  • Registered with an NHS GP in Manchester, Oldham, Salford or Tameside and Glossop
  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30+ (Midwife or GP will help you work this out or calculate your own)
  • In the 12th week or more of your pregnancy and have had a 12 week scan

How can I be referred?

You can be referred by your Midwife, Obstetrician or GP.

Self Referral

You can also self-refer by downloading the self-referral form and posting to: ABL Health, 71 Redgate Way, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JL. Alternatively Call: 01204 570 999 or Text: 'BABY' and 'Your Name' to 66777.

GPs, Midwives & Health Professionals

GPs, Midwives and Health Professionals should download a referral form and submit by Safe Haven Fax: 01204 570965 or post to: ABL Health, 71 Redgate Way, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JL.

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