Maternity departments

Maternity departments

Women now have a choice of who leads their maternity care and where they give birth. Care can be led by a consultant, a GP or a midwife.

Maternity wards provide antenatal care, care during childbirth and postnatal support.

Antenatal clinics provide monitoring for both routine and complicated pregnancies.

High-dependency units can offer one-to-one care for women who need close monitoring when there are complications in pregnancy or childbirth.