Eastbourne Midwifery Unit is a Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) that is staffed and run by midwives. It offers a comfortable, relaxed and low-tech environment, where birth is a normal event.
Pain relief is available at a midwifery led unit in the form of water, gas and air and Pethidine injections but not epidurals. There are no doctors available on this unit.
Any woman who has had an uncomplicated pregnancy and has no medical problems or conditions can give birth in a midwifery led unit.
Husbands or partners are welcome to stay overnight as there are single side rooms available. Although we are not able to provide beds, we do have some comfortable recliners. Unfortunately we can’t offer husbands/partners food or drink, so if you do intend to stay, please make sure that you bring money to use in the hospital restaurant/shops.