Welcome to maternity
We are proud to offer high quality maternity services at Frimley Health. Expectant mothers come to us from across Hampshire, Surrey, East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire and we deliver around 9,500 babies each year. Care is provided by Frimley Park Hospital, Wexham Park Hospital and within the community setting.
We want you to feel confident in choosing one of our hospitals to offer you the right maternity care and your ideal birthing experience in a sensitive and friendly environment. We look forward to supporting you and your baby during this exciting time; throughout your pregnancy, labour, birth and after your child’s arrival into the world.
At Frimley Health we offer maternity services to promote a positive birth experience for all of our families. We offer women midwifery-led care, shared care (between your GP/midwife) or consultant-led care.
Maternity upgrade at Wexham Park
Our maternity and women's services at Wexham Park are undergoing a £10m transformation which will be completed in November 2017. There will be en suite facilities on all labour rooms, more birth pools, better antenatal facilities and a transitional care unit for new babies who need a bit of extra support from mums.
We will be providing a full maternity service throughout the work, with the same number of midwives, access to birth pools and clear signage when services need to be moved temporarily.
Follow us on our 'Wexham Maternity' Facebook page, or @wexhammaternity for regular updates on the work.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Once you have confirmed your pregnancy you should contact your midwife for a booking appointment as soon as possible. Your midwife will provide you with the information you need to make informed choices about your pregnancy and birth.
For more information on antenatal care, please visit NHS Choices at Antenatal Care.
As long as you and your baby are well it is advisable to stay at home for as long as you feel able; as you will relax more easily in your home environment.
If you think you're in labour, please telephone Labour Ward Triage (Frimley Park) 01276 604527 or (Wexham Park) 01753 634520 and you will be able to speak to our midwifery team, who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If your waters have broken, or your contractions are regular and strong, the midwife may advise you to come to the hospital for an assessment and you will be seen as soon as possible after your arrival.
Following assessment by a midwife, your individual care will be planned as appropriate and you may be asked to go back home.
A birth partner is able to stay with you throughout your labour and birth. Following birth, if all is well you may return home within a few hours. Your ongoing care will be provided by the community midwife.
Find out about our birth centres.
You and your newborn baby will be cared for by us on the postnatal ward. Our postnatal team are there to support in the early postnatal period and will monitor the health of you and your baby. They will provide support for your chosen method of feeding.
In order to keep your bed area as uncluttered as possible please only bring essential requirements. Car seats and outdoor clothes are not needed until the day you go home.