The Labour Ward is a consultant-led unit, which means that there are doctors on site to oversee the care of mums with additional medical needs. If you don’t have any complications, you will be taken care of by midwives, and you’ll only see the doctors if you need them. Because there are doctors working in the unit, we can offer enhanced care to mums who need it, such as those with complex pregnancies, medical conditions, or twins or more. Some mums will be advised to have their baby in a consultant-led unit during their pregnancy, if their team feel this would be safest for mum and baby.
If you need additional monitoring or medical treatment, you will be transferred to the Postnatal ward. If your baby needs to be monitored or to receive medical treatment, they may be taken to the Neonatal Unit, or you may both be sent to the Transitional Care Unit.