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We deliver around 11,000 babies each year, at hospital and at home. We believe that women labour best with as little medical interference as possible, in a place where they feel supported, safe and informed, surrounded by those they trust and who care for them.

We provide a wide range of specialist services here in Leicester.

Our labour care is offered over three sites and you can also choose to have a home birth.

We have well-equipped midwife-led units at the Royal Infirmary and the General in Leicester, and at St Mary’s Hospital in Melton Mowbray.

For more complicated pregnancies, we have consultant-led delivery suites at the Royal Infirmary and the General.

Our Home Birth team is a dedicated team of midwives who are passionate about home birth and strive to achieve a positive birth experience and safe outcome for both mother and baby. 

Maternity Visiting times:

Leicester Royal Infirmary Maternity (2–4pm and 68pm) 

General Hospital Maternity Unit (24pm and 68pm)

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For more information please visit our dedicated Leicester Maternity website:


Midwives care for women who are ‘low risk’ in the community, while women who experience problems are seen within one of our range of specialist clinics and a plan of care is developed.

Some babies born each year in Leicestershire may need our special care. We provide intensive care, high dependency care and transitional care when it is needed. Our neonatal service also has ready access to the ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) provision, which is based at Glenfield Hospital.

More Information:

ECMO – how we can help babies with lung or heart problems.

Fertility Services  information about infertility and the treatments available, including costs, procedures, contact details and results.

Special baby care   our services for early babies that need special care.

Links to useful websites:

Health for Under 5s  information and support on pregnancy, birth to pre-school.

Healthy Start  pregnant and on benefits or under 18? Get free vouchers for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk.