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Maternity Services

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Our maternity services are based at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, where we recently re-opened our new midwife-led Meadow Birth Centre and an additional maternity ward.

Here, our midwives, children's doctors and obstetricians (doctors who look after women in childbirth) provide high standards of care to suit your individual needs. Our service has been nationally recognised by the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative for our approach to promoting breastfeeding and for the safety and quality of our service. We also work to national guidance on providing better births in Worcestershire. 

We’ll care for you throughout your pregnancy, and you will usually be able to attend antenatal clinics and day assessment appointments at whichever of our hospitals is most convenient for you.

Latest maternity visiting guidelines

Birth partner(s)

The chosen birth partner(s) are welcome to attend the Delivery Suite and the Meadow Birth Centre at any time.

One chosen birth partner is welcome to attend the antenatal and postnatal ward between 10am to 10pm.

Visiting women and birthing people

Open visiting on the ward is between 2pm - 4pm and should be restricted to 2 visitors per bed.  

Antenatal clinic – Cross County

The woman/birthing person and her chosen companion may attend ANC together.

Attending for Ultrasound Scan

The woman and her chosen companion may attend for USS together. They should refrain from bringing children, unless absolutely necessary.

In addition to the sonographer and pregnant person, only one additional support person may be present in the scan room.

Advice for birth partners attending the hospital

  • You will be asked to clean/rub your hands with the alcohol-based gel when you arrive and leave.
  • You will be asked to wear a face mask. Surgical masks are provided at all site entrances and should be worn on entering the hospital. You may be asked to wear additional protective garments by staff if you are entering a Covid area.
  • You may be asked to take a Lateral Flow Test on admission to the Delivery Suite or Meadow Birth Centre.

Covid-19 Vaccination

Covid-19 vaccines are recommended in pregnancy and are the best way to protect against the known risks of Covid-19 in pregnancy for both women and their babies.  This includes admission of women to intensive care and premature birth of babies.

You may wish to discuss the benefits and risks of having the vaccine with your Midwife, Obstetrician or another healthcare professional and reach a joint decision based on your personal circumstances. However, as with the non-pregnant population, you can receive the vaccine even if you have not had a discussion with a healthcare professional.