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Birthing Unit

The midwife led birthing unit offers women the choice to birth in a relaxed, comfortable, ‘home from home’ environment. If you have a low risk, uncomplicated pregnancy you will be offered the option of birthing your baby in the birthing unit.

Services provided 

The care on the birthing unit is provided by a team of midwives. There are no obstetricians, anaesthetists or paediatricians, however the birthing unit is co-located next to the labour suite and should a complication arise you can be immediately transferred.

The birthing unit provides four en-suite birthing rooms. Additional facilities include:

  • Aromatherapy and massage
  • Two birthing pools
  • iPod docking stations
  • Choice of birthing aids – balls, stools, ropes, mats and bean bags to encourage active birth
  • ‘Home from home’ atmosphere
  • TENS machines


Contact the team

Birthing unit telephone number: 01284 712758


The birthing unit is located on the first floor of the hospital, exit the lifts to the left and turn right.

Patient information

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