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About our Maternity services

Your maternity services team at NUH is here to support you throughout your journey to parenthood, from conception to those special days after your baby arrives.

Our hospitals provide maternity care for more than 8,000 women every year from across Nottinghamshire and further. Our maternity staff are passionate about the care they offer and tailor your pregnancy, birth and post-natal care to meet your needs. 

We offer a wide range of choice and support for all women and families, from midwifery-led birthing units, to specialised neonatal care and home birth support. Our staff are there to keep you updated of each decision throughout your journey, helping you to remain informed and to have the positive experience that all mothers deserve.

Improving your maternity services

Every year thousands of women give birth in our hospitals and community, and we want each and every one of those women to receive excellent care and have a positive experience with us. In the majority of cases this is happening, but not always and we know that isn’t good enough.   

We are committed to making improvements to your maternity services and that is reflected in our latest report from the independent regulator of healthcare in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In September 2023, the CQC looked at maternity services at Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital and increased the rating at both sites from inadequate to requires improvement.

While this latest CQC report is good news, we know there are more improvements to be made and we are committed to making those improvements to provide you and your babies with a safe and happy experience at NUH.  

Find out more our about our improvements, and our work with Donna Ockenden and Nottinghamshire Police in support of their reviews of our maternity services here.  

Contact us

We are here to support you and your family at every stage of your pregnancy. If you have any unexpected concern about your pregnancy or think you may be going into labour, please call our maternity advice line, which is open 24/7, to talk to one of our midwives: 0115 9709777.