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Maternity Services


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Continuation of Maternity Services during the COVID-19 outbreak

We appreciate that this is a worrying time for you and your family. The Isle of Wight Maternity Services team have been working hard to plan how our services will continue to provide safe care during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to provide all of our essential services, either face-to-face, or via telephone / face time call.

We are currently undertaking you’re booking appointment face to face in our clinics, and wherever possible we will aim for this to be with your named midwife.

Your 16 week appointment and health needs assessment will be completed face to face. 

For mums having their second baby or more we will be following NICE guidance and following your 20 week scan will be seen again at 28 weeks, unless there is a medical or obstetric need to see you earlier. 

We would like to stress that the maternity services continue to be fully staffed 24 hours a day and are safe for you to attend. We have identified designated isolation areas within the service. It is really important that if you are worried about your pregnancy or your babies movements that you contact us straight away, in order for us to be able to see you and assess yours and your babies well being. 

We understand that self isolation can be challenging for some families, if you are feeling anxious and would like to talk to somebody please do not hesitate to contact maternity any time of the day or night where one of our midwives will only be too happy to talk to you about your concerns. 

We thank you again for your understanding at this very difficult time.

Maternity visiting times

Maternity visiting times

We appreciate that the arrival of a baby is a special event and are constantly reviewing our visiting restrictions  and  we are undertaking this in a planned and phased way in order for us to manage the number of people in the department and ensure the safety of our women, babies, staff and wider community

New restrictions to partners attending scans and appointments *Updated on Wednesday 13 January 2021* 

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases on the Island women are asked to attend their scans and appointments alone to help reduce the number of people in our hospital. We know that this will be disappointing however we need to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect our staff, our families and other women in the unit. We will be reviewing this decision regularly and will make sure that it is not in place for longer than necessary. These new restrictions apply to women who are attending their:

  • ultrasound scans
  • hospital antenatal appointments
  • Day Assessment Unit appointments

If you are attending your ultrasound scan there will be the opportunity to film a small clip at the end of the scan and your scan pictures will be given to you for free.

Community midwifery appointments

Your named birth partner may attend your community antenatal appointments

Induction of Labour, Elective Caesarean Section and ECV

Your birth partner can be with you throughout induction of labour and labour. You can also have your birth partner if you are attending for an ECV.

It is important that your partner does not keep coming in and out of the room and wears a face covering or mask.

Postnatal visiting

One birth partner who was present at the birth of your baby, can visit on the postnatal ward.

Partners are unfortunately unable to stay overnight.

If you have any concerns about your pregnancy please contact the maternity unit on 01983 534392 or the Day Assessment unit between 8.30am to 8pm Monday to Friday 01983 534338

If you or your partner thinks they may have symptoms of coronavirus, you should use the NHS 111 online service for information and inform us. Please do not attend your antenatal appointment


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We look after approximately 1,100 women having babies each year, and aim to provide a high quality service that puts women and their families at the centre of their care. Ensuring safety, whilst promoting birth as a unique and special occasion in each family.

We offer a choice of Midwifery Led Care for women with low risk pregnancies to have their babies at home or in hospital, or Consultant Led Care for women with underlying/pregnancy related health concerns, to have their babies in hospital.

In May 2014 we were awarded a certificate of commitment which is the first step towards us becoming Baby Friendly Accredited. Please click here to read more about this exciting initiative. 

Our Services

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Contact Us
In an emergency (for example heavy bleeding) dial 999)

    • Antenatal Clinic: 01983 534342
    • Day Assessment Unit: 01983 552516
    • Labour Ward: 01983 534334
    • Maternity Ward: 01983 534329 (24hr)
    • Maternity Co-ordinator: 01983 822099 ext 3210 (the co-ordinator can get in touch with your community midwife)
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