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Maternity

Within this information, we may use the terms "woman" and "women". However, we recognise that not only people who identify as women may want to access this content. Your care should be personalised, inclusive and sensitive to your needs, whatever your gender identity.

Our Maternity departments are proud to offer a kind and compassionate service to the diverse population of Birmingham. At Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals, we provide women with care before and throughout pregnancy, during delivery and following the birth. With an average of 25 babies born and cared for every day by our specialist team, our dedicated and passionate team of midwives, doctors and support staff offers 24-hour care.

Our maternity services

The Maternity departments at Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals offer a range of services for new parents and their babies.

Baby movements

If you're pregnant, you will know and understand your baby's movements. If there are any problems, we're here to help.

Your health during and after pregnancy

Advice on how to stay healthy, and information on pregnancy-related health conditions.

Early labour

Information on early labour and what to do if you need help during this time.

When to call the midwife

Find out when you should contact our maternity or pregnancy assessment units with antenatal or postnatal concerns.

Coming into hospital

Check our useful pointers for getting ready to come into hospital to have your baby.

Induction of labour

Induction of labour is what happens when your labour is started artificially.

Complications during pregnancy and birth

Occasionally, complications can happen during pregnancy or birth, but don't worry – we're here to help.

Useful telephone numbers

Find useful contact numbers for the Maternity departments at Good Hope, Heartlands and Solihull hospitals.

Badger Notes

Badger Notes allows you real time access to your maternity, child or neonatal records.

Your feedback

If you'd like to let us know about your experience, please get in touch.