The Maternity Unit at Dorset County Hospital has a happy, friendly atmosphere, with enthusiastic midwives, doctors and maternity care assistants. You will be assured of the warmest welcome if you come here for the birth of your baby.
Who can give birth here?
The Maternity Unit is consultant-led and caters for low and high-risk mums. Mum will be cared for by midwives with medical facilities and doctors on hand if extra support is needed.
Pain Relief Options
There is a dedicated theatre for maternity cases located on the unit.
More about Dorset County Hospital Maternity Unit
For mums that need extra care, the maternity unit has 24-hour obstetrician support, along with anaesthetists should you choose to have an epidural.
If your baby has any medical issues following the birth, neonatologists and paediatric staff are available at all times.
We have a dedicated Infant Feeding Team to help you with feeding while you are staying with us. However, all staff are trained to help you feed your baby and we have full BFI accreditation.
After the birth
Provision for partners staying overnight
Your stay after you’ve given birth
Contact and visitor information
Your own children
Friends and family
Flowers and plants are not permitted on the maternity ward.
Women in labour
Partner and visitor
Free road parking is available in some of the surrounding streets for a limited time period.