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Maternity Services

Welcome from Lydia Stratton-Fry – Labour Ward Manager

As the manager of the Labour Ward, it is my responsibility to ensure that the birthing experience you have at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH) is as good as it could possibly be and individualised to your needs. Outlined below is everything you need to know about maternity services at MKUH.

Firstly I am delighted that you have chosen to share this special occasion at MKUH. We are incredibly fortunate to have a fantastic team made up of doctors, midwives and support staff who will all help make your birth as safe as possible.

Having a baby can be an anxious time for you and your family. To help you understand some of the processes that will happen during your stay on the Labour Ward, our teams have put together this information booklet to explain everything in a little more detail. It will also include practical information such as parking and places to eat which I hope you find useful.

Every birth here at MKUH is important to me and I will do all that I can to ensure that you and your baby have all that you require. A team of staff will be assigned to you on arrival so please make use of them and if you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel comfortable and confident to discuss this with them or ask to speak to the Labour Ward Coordinator or a manager or matron.

I am available Monday to Friday (9am-4pm) and during this time aim to meet with some of our mothers and their families, the staff will be happy to arrange for me to contact you if you would like to speak to me.

Our pledge to you

You and your baby are the reason we are here and we aim to provide the best care possible for you.

While you are in the care of the maternity team at MKUH, we will do our very best to ensure that:

  • The care we provide is evidence based and tailored to meet your individual needs.
  • Your privacy and dignity is upheld throughout the duration of your labour.
  • We will treat you with respect, kindness and compassion.
  • We will communicate with you every step of the way so that there is a clear and open dialogue between us, and there is transparency in all that we do.
  • We will listen to you and your birthing partner, to ensure that any fears or concerns are addressed in a timely manner.

Contacting us

To get in touch with any of our maternity services, please use the contact numbers below.

  • Antenatal Day Assessment Unit (ADAU): 01908 996 481
  • Antenatal: 01908 995 238
  • Community midwifery: 01908 996 484 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm). Outside of hours, please leave a message. For immediate concerns, contact the labour ward
  • Labour ward: 01908 996 471
  • Screening: 01908 995 236
Maternity Leaflets
Professional Midwifery Advocates
Home Birth Team