When should you tour maternity ward?
A good time to take a hospital tour is at the beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy, in month 7. More specifically, you could take the tour between weeks 30 and 34 of pregnancy.
Do you give birth in a private room NHS?
Yes, you can choose to give birth in a private maternity hospital, or within a private wing of an NHS hospital. You can also choose to receive some or all of your antenatal care from obstetricians and midwives in private clinics and hospitals.
What is a birthing ward called?
A birthing center is a healthcare facility, staffed by nurse midwives, midwives and/or obstetricians, for mothers in labor, who may be assisted by doulas and coaches. Some hospitals have birth centers as an alternative to the usual high tech maternity wards.
How much does a private birth cost UK?
If there’s one available, a private room costs up to £4502 a night. The costs for a private birth are usually billed as packages and can vary in cost anything upwards of £50003. These packages don’t usually include the costs of midwives, obstetricians or the cost of any additional medical treatment.
How much does a home birth cost UK?
The cost will depend on where you live and the sort of package you want . Most independent midwives charge between £2,000 and £5,000 to help you through your pregnancy, labour and birth . Contact Independent Midwives UK for more information.
What’s in a maternity ward?
n. The department of a hospital that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth as well as for newborn infants.
Can you go private to have a baby?
To make the most of birth and beyond, some women opt for private maternity care. Private maternity care offers several benefits. You get more of an opportunity to develop a close relationship with your midwife and/or consultant and you can access additional scans such as 3D and 4D ultrasound scans.
What does the Exeter birth unit do?
The Exeter birth unit cares for women who do not have any complications in their pregnancy. They have three birthing rooms, two of which have birthing pools. Last year (2019), about 18% of babies were born on the birth unit.
How do I contact the maternity ward?
The ward is staffed by midwives, maternity support workers and maternity auxiliaries. Senior and junior doctors visit the ward as necessary to review mums and babies. The teams are supported by two ward clerks and housekeeping staff. To contact the ward, call 01392 406680, 01392 406684 or 01392 406688.
Can I transfer from Exeter to Tiverton for postnatal care?
Women are able to transfer from Exeter to Tiverton for postnatal care if they wish. If you decide to give birth at home, the ‘Elder’ team of midwives will be on hand to support you.
How is the antenatal/postnatal ward staffed?
Our antenatal/postnatal ward has 37 inpatient beds, 4 transitional Care beds and 4 triage beds. The ward is staffed by midwives, maternity support workers and maternity auxiliaries. Senior and junior doctors visit the ward as necessary to review mums and babies. The teams are supported by two ward clerks and housekeeping staff.