What is a midwife-led unit and what services are offered there?

If you are having a low-risk pregnancy, then you can choose to give birth at a midwife-led unit. These are run by highly skilled midwives who provide care for women before, during and after the birth of their baby.

If you are having your baby in a midwife-led unit and the labour doesn’t progress as it should or if you or your baby needs extra support, you would be transferred to the women and children’s consultant unit. This would mean that a doctor and medical equipment would be on hand if needed.