Maternity Unit, Royal Derby Hospital
Telephone: 01332 785141
The labour ward provides care to women before, during and after giving birth.
There are 17 single bed en-suite labour rooms and a pool room.
We also have a 4 bedded area to provide care to women who are having their labours started off (induced) and a 4 bedded area for those women that need extra care after the birth.
We work as a multidisciplinary team with midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists, paediatricians and support workers.
It is a good idea to discuss your thoughts with your community midwife and write a birth plan so that everyone involved in your care knows your preferences.
remote monitoring system: where it is possible to monitor a baby’s heartbeat without being restricted to a bed or chair
high dependency unit
You may bring 2 people to support you in labour / birth (only 1 in theatre).
It is a good idea to prepare 2 bags. One with things for you and a separate one for baby items.
CD players / iPod docking stations are available in every room.
Please bring your maternity records, your ‘looking after yourself’ booklet and the screening tests with you.
Queen's Hospital Burton
Burton on Trent
You will need to use a lift or stairs to access this service.
01283 511 511 Ext 4355 or Ex4356
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.
Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
Trent Valley Road (A5127)
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.
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.
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.