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St Michael's midwifery led birthing unit

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The Midwife Led Unit (MLU) at St Michael's Hospital offers a safe alternative to giving birth in a traditional hospital setting or at home.

The birthing unit is 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 Midwife Led Unit was opened in June 2013. The unit has been designed to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Facilities include:

  • 4 en-suite birth rooms
  • Each room has dimmers lights and cd player with iPod dock
  • Choice of birthing aids - balls, stools, mats and bean bags to encourage active birth
  • Water pools in 2 of the birth rooms for relaxation and/or to give birth in water
  • Use of a communal kitchen and dining area where light snacks will be available

Patient feedback from the MLU includes:

  • "Wonderful caring staff. Great facilities. I felt completely safe and couldn't be happier with the birthing unit"
  • "Outstanding level of care and advice shown on the MLU. Extremely friendly and supportive midwives"
  • "Very supportive midwives, comfortable, homely atmosphere"
  • "the support and facilities were outstanding"

Please come and have a look at the unit on one of our tours on a Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon

To book a tour pleases contact:

0117 3425758 or 0117 3425241

To contact us:

0117 342 1807 or 0117 342 5010 (please try both numbers).

Patient information leaflets

Latent phase of labour

The third stage of labour at St Micheal's Hospital

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These leaflets can also be accessed via downloading our maternity services app "The My Pregnancy @ St Michael's"

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