Welcome to our maternity service, we are very proud of what we do and absolutely committed to providing high quality maternity care for women, birthing people and their family during their pregnancy, labour and after the birth of their baby.
About our maternity services
Making informed decisions is associated with positive birth experiences. We are strong advocates for, and support women/birthing people to make informed choices about their care and the place in which to give birth.
The choice of having a home birth or a birth in our midwife led unit will routinely be offered to you if you have a straightforward pregnancy, which means that you do not have any known complications that may affect your pregnancy and the birth.
If your pregnancy is not straightforward, you will be offered the choice to have your baby in our delivery suite where we can provide high quality, safe care to meet your individual needs. Our midwives provide midwifery-led care in a number of settings, including local General Practitioner (GP) surgeries, children’s centres and within our hospitals at:
Over 6,000 outpatient appointments take place each year. As we are a teaching hospital, we involve students (medical, midwifery, ambulance service, physiotherapy and nursing) with all aspects of care.
Your experience of pregnancy and birth really matters to us, and we will do all we can to provide the best possible care for you, your partner and your baby, within the hospital, community and home settings.
We are committed to personalised care and will try to meet your wishes so far as it is safely possible.
These pages provide general information about our services and include video tours of Conquest Hospital Maternity Unit and Eastbourne Midwifery Unit which guide you through your pregnancy journey.