Staying in hospital

Before your baby is born you may be offered the option of being admitted 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

Our new Maternity Advice Line is now live.


If you have any concerns during your pregnancy or after baby arrives you can now talk to our friendly midwives on 0115 9709777.


Save this number in your phone now!


Our team of midwives will be here to talk to you and direct you to the support you need 24 hours a day, every day of the year.


We’ll be updating everyone’s notes with the new number at your next appointment but don’t worry our old numbers are all still working.


Please still call your community midwifery team for routine appointments, and if you receive a positive Covid-19 PCR test call 0115 962 7956.


We’ve made this change in response to your feedback – thank you!


City Maternity Unit

Tel: 0115 969 1169


City Labour Suite

Tel: 0115 969 1169

Ext: 76710


Bonington Ward

Tel: 0115 969 1169
Ext: 55162


Lawrence Ward

Tel: 0115 969 1169
Ext: 55174 


QMC Maternity Unit

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 86672


QMC Labour Suite

Tel: 0115 924 9924

Ext: 81032


Ward B26

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 89026 


Ward C29

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 89029


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

You can find information about visiting here: Visiting arrangements