Maternity Services

A pregnant woman holds a pink paper heart in front of her tummy.

COVID-19 VISITING UPDATE: Please note our rules regarding hospital visits have changed. For the latest guidance on our visiting regulations, please visit this page

Refreshments

Please avoid using our canteens at present. There are vending machines available on our sites if you need refreshments.

Please note that SBUHB supports a zero tolerance stance for any abusive behaviour towards staff due to variances in visiting guidance for different patient groups.   

Swansea Bay Maternity Helpline- 01639 862216 or via email SBU.maternityhelpline@wales.nhs.uk

From the 14th of September the Maternity Helpline will be available:

  • Monday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5pm
  • Friday 9am - 5pm

You can contact the helpline if;

  • You have any concerns or queries about yourself, your baby or your maternity care.
  • You are symptomatic of COVID-19 or are in self-isolation and need advice about your ongoing care

For any urgent queries please contact your midwife or maternity unit as usual.

    If you have just found out you are pregnant;

    • Please contact the maternity helpline who will arrange your booking appointment with your local midwife, and provide early pregnancy advice. You no longer need to attend your GP surgery as this appointment will be conducted by telephone.

    For any concerns or queries outside of these times, or if you think you may be in labour, please contact your community midwifery team or local maternity unit as usual.

    • Your routine antenatal care will continue to be provided at both the hospital antenatal clinics and the local community clinics in your area. It is very important that you continue to attend your routine appointments. 

    Go to the Swansea Bay Maternity Services Facebook page.

    Online antenatal course

    FREE across Wales. For everyone around the baby: Mums, Dads, Grandparents, friends and relations.

    Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby - Available 24/7

    For more information on how to access the free online antenatal course, please follow this link. 

    We're here to help

    Expecting the pitter patter of tiny feet? Congratulations!

    You are embarking on one of life's great journeys. But while this can be a wonderful time, it is natural to feel some worry and uncertainty about what's to come.

    Here at Swansea Bay University Health Board we will give you the information and support you need to make the right decision about where you choose to give birth.

    We know that where and how you give birth can have a huge effect on you mentally and physically. If you feel safe and calm this will release hormones which will help your labour progress and provide powerful pain relief.

    The time after birth is also crucial to your welfare and your baby's. 

    Our midwife-led birth centres provide a home-from-home environment which allows you and, if you wish, your partner to enjoy those first precious moments with your new baby safe in the knowledge that our staff are on hand to provide support. We even have double beds and encourage partners to stay.

    However, you may wish to give birth at home and we can support this.

    Equally, if you or baby need extra clinical support, we have an obstetric unit at Singleton Hospital which is staffed by doctors and midwives. 

    See below for more information.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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