Maternity Units – What they offer
You can choose to go to the closest, or a neighbouring, maternity unit. Some units are more suitable if you or your baby need specialist medical care. Click on a region below to see what units are available.
|Durham & Darlington||Hambleton, Richmond and Whitby||North Cumbria||Northumberland||Teesside||Tyne & Wear|
|Alongside / Co-located MLU|
|Stand-alone / Free-standing MLU|
Each trust offers a home birth serviceIndependent Midwifery
Provision for independent midwifery, Yorkshire Storks Midwifery collective and a number of sole traders provide services for the Northern areas. http://www.imuk.org.uk/families/find-a-midwife
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Where units have a co-located MLU provision, the birthing environment may not be physically separated. The birthing environment may be a designated room/s or section of a labour ward where women follow a midwifery-led care pathway.