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Maternity Services

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We provide a wide range of specialist services here in Leicester delivering around 11,000 babies each year, at hospital and at home.  

We have specialist maternity and midwife-led units at the Royal Infirmary and the General Hospital, a midwife-led unit at St Mary’s Hospital in Melton Mowbray and a dedicated home birth team. 

Services include:

  • Antenatal Clinics including Consultant / Specialist  / Midwife and Nurse Led Clinics
  • Maternity Assessement Units where women with problems who are not in labour are assessed
  • Midwife led birth centres staffed by midwives and maternity care assistants
  • Two delivery suites staffed by midwives, doctors, anaesthetists and maternity care assistants

Our midwife-led unit at St Mary’s Hospital in Melton Mowbray, for women who are considered at low risk and midwifery teams based in the community. You will have the opportunity to gain excellent experience in all aspects of midwifery care at the Leicester Royal Infirmary providing care for 6000 births per year and the Leicester General Hospital providing care for 4500 births per year. Both Units also have low risk birth centres.

Full preceptorship is available, supported by named preceptors and our team of clinical educators and Band 7 co-ordinators.  The roles are fully rotational through delivery suite, the wards, maternity assessment units and midwifery led unit working the full pattern of days, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

For more information about our maternity services please visit our website


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