Birth centres

midwife and birthing pool

Royal Derby Hospital

Derby Birth Centre is a midwife-led centre that consists of 4 en-suite rooms and a water birth room. It offers a ‘home from home’ experience, for patients who wish to have the comforts of a home birth with the added reassurance of being in a hospital. 

All rooms have sensory lighting, calming music and soft furnishings, complete with swinging crib ready for the new arrival! The homely environment allows you to relax in peace with your baby. 


Derby Birth Centre, Labour Ward
Maternity Unit, Level 1 
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 8NE

Best car park for patients: Car 6
Best entrance(s) for patients: Entrance 21

How to get here



01332 789 790


  • 4 rooms, including 1 birthing pool 
  • Home furnishings
  • Specialist equipment; beans bags, mattresses, birthing balls
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sensory rooms

Other information

If you or a family member are pregnant and are interested in finding out more, please ask your community midwife for more information.

Queen's Hospital Burton


Queen's Hospital Burton 
Floor 1
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

You will need to use a lift or stairs to access this service.

How to get here


01283 511 511 Ext 4355 or Ex4356


Visiting times

Two birthing partners may stay throughout the labour.

There are no dedicated visiting times on Delivery suite, however visiting can be arranged via the delivery suite coordinator.


Information for patients and visitors

  • There are no protected meal times
  • Siblings are permitted on the ward to visit once the baby is born
  • No flowers are permitted on the ward

Samuel Johnson Community Hospital


Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
Trent Valley Road (A5127)
WS13 6EF

How to get there

Visiting times

Samuel Johnson has a flexible policy about birth partners and visiting times.


01283 511 511 ext 4348 / 4349

Expectant mothers: For more information or an informal visit to view the facilities and discuss your options, please call 01543 412 905


We provide a midwife-led maternity unit where you and your birth partner can relax in our comfortable and homely environment. 

Care is provided by a small team of midwives and maternity support workers. Our staff are friendly, highly skilled and trained to give complete care during your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period. We are fully committed to supporting your choices for childbirth.

Facilities include:

  • 3 postnatal beds
  • 2 birthing pools
  • en-suite bathrooms
  • music centres
  • birthing balls, birthing slings, bean bags and reclining chairs

Over 80% of women use the pools for pain relief and 67% have a water birth.  Our pharmacological pain relief is only 3% as the birthing pool is extremely effective.


  • Active birth workshops
  • Breast feeding workshops
  • Antenatal clinics
  • Postnatal care
  • Birthing pools
  • Supportive of hypnobirthing
  • Access to holistic therapy including aromatherapy and reflexology
  • Active birth room
  • Baby hearing tests
  • Baby photography can be arranged
  • 24 hour access to midwife advice

As this is a midwife-led unit there are no consultants, so this unit is only suitable for women who are experiencing a normal pregnancy, with no adverse medical history or previous pregnancy complications.