If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) – the advice is to stay at home for seven days. All members of this household should remain at home for 14 days.

If you think you have symptoms, please do not attend your hospital appointment until you are advised it is safe to do so. Please contact us to rearrange your appointment, or to re-organise treatment and tests.

Staying in hospital

Before your baby is born you may be offered admission to hospital for monitoring or treatment. If you are not already under the care of an obstetric consultant, you will be allocated to one at the time of your admission. The Midwifery team will care for you and you will be visited on the ward every day by one of the team of doctors who work with your consultant. The team will discuss and agree a plan of care with you


After your baby is born you may choose to stay in hospital overnight, even if the birth has been straightforward or a midwife or doctor may recommend that you stay in hospital for monitoring or treatment. the plan of care will be discussed and agreed with you. Depending on the reason for admission, you may be cared for by the midwifery team alone, or both midwives and doctors


More information, including mealtimes and menus, will be available by your bed.





Contact us

City Maternity Unit

Tel: 0115 969 1169


City Labour Suite

Tel: 0115 969 1169

Ext: 76710


City ABC (Antenatal Baby Care)

Tel: 0115 969 1169

Ext: 74951


City Antenatal Clinic

Tel: 0115 969 1169

Ext: 56611


Bonington Ward

Tel: 0115 969 1169
Ext: 55162


Lawrence Ward

Tel: 0115 969 1169
Ext: 55174 


QMC Maternity Unit

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 66672


QMC Labout Suite

Tel: 0115 924 9924

Ext: 61032


QMC ABC Antenatal Baby Care

Tel: 0115 924 9924

Ext: 66672


QMC Antenatal Clinic

Tel: 0115 924 9924

Ext: 61258


Ward B26

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 69026 


Ward C29

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 69029


Unfortunately we are unable to respond to emails directly relating to your pregnancy as it is important any questions are answered in light of your full pregnancy history, therefore if you have any questions directly relating to your current pregnancy please contact your local midwifery team on the landline number listed at the front of your notes.

Please note there will often be a voice message service but it is checked daily and your call will be returned within 48 hours.

For urgent concerns please call the Midwifery emergency mobile number listed at the front of your notes between 9am - 5pm Monday – Friday or NEMS out of hours service (also listed in the front of your notes) out of office hours.  

Visiting hours

For friends and family visiting hours are 2:30 - 8pm (maximum two visitors at a time).

Your birth partner can be with you for as much of the day as you wish. If you would like your partner to stay with you overnight, please discuss this with the midwife who is caring for you.