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St Michael's midwifery-led birthing unit

New unitWe have created a new midwifery led birthing unit at St Michael's Hospital that will offer a safe alternative to giving birth in a traditional hospital setting or at home.

The birthing unit will be suitable for women with uncomplicated pregnancies who wish to give birth in a home from home, non-medical environment, ask your local community midwifery team for advice.

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The unit opened on 17 June 2013 and in the second year since opening we welcomed into the world 

  • 996 babies
  • 322 of these have been water babies
  • 326 women have had a physiological third stage (delivered their placenta's with no drugs to assist)

Our visitor's book is filling up rapidly and comments include:

  • "I felt calm, relaxed and reassured"
  • "A relaxed home from home ambience"
  • "Many thanks for restoring my faith in natural birth"
  • "You made me feel confident and able to achieve the birth I wanted"

Please come and have a look at the unit on one of our tours on a Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon, please speak to your midwifery team or call the Community Midwifery Office on 0117 342 9301 (10.30am to 5pm) to book a place with your birth companion.

Contact us

0117 342 5325 or 5324 (please try both numbers)
To book a tour of the unit please call  0117 342 9301 between 10.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Patient information leaflets

Latent phase of labour

The third stage of labour at St Micheal's Hospital

Midwifery led unit

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