Midwifery Services

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Professional Midwives provide education and care for women and families in all aspects of birthing and parenting.

Services offered include:

  • Advice and care during your pregnancy. You can phone or come and speak to us about your needs.
  • Midwife Clinic
  • Support and assistance during labour and birthing.
  • Liaison with your obstetrician.
  • Parenting advice such as settling the newborn, nappy changing, bathing and breastfeeding.
  • One home visit after discharge (domiciliary), or more as required.
  • 24 hour consult service up to 6 weeks postnatal.
  • Referral service to other agencies.
  • Newborn hearing screening.
  • Childbirth education.

The Midwifery Unit contains two birth rooms and four postnatal beds, with all single rooms. All rooms have ensuite facilities with televisions provided.

Partners can stay if there is a bed available (beds will be prioritised to women and newborn babies at all times).

See Pregnancy and Birth for more information on services and support available during pregnancy.