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Maternity Services

 

Registering your Pregnancy with Cardiff and Vale UHB Maternity

 

Latest Update to Home Birthing Services

Useful Contact Numbers

We welcome phone calls in Welsh and English.

Delivery Suite: 029 2074 8565 / 029 2074 2679 / 029 2074 2686 Induction of Labour Suite: 029 2184 6185
Antenatal Clinic UHW:  02920 742288 Midwife Led Unit: 02920 745196
Antenatal Clinic UHL: 029 20716103 Neonatal Unit: 02920 742680
Fetal Medicine Unit: 029 2074 2279 Obstetric Assessment Unit: 02920 744658
Community Midwives Office: 02920 745030 Postnatal Ward: 02920 744436/02920 743343

​Early Pregnancy Information

Additional information on informing us of your pregnancy can be found here.

During your first booking appointment, the midwife will discuss your pregnancy and discuss options for your ultrasound scans and blood tests. To ensure that you understand the choices for screening tests, please see
this link for screening tests in pregnancy and watch the video on screening tests for Down’s, Edwards and Patau’s syndromes.

Click here for our appointments during pregnancy.​

There is lots of further pregnancy information available from:

NHS Livewell website 
Antenatal Screening Wales
Every Child – Your Pregnancy and Birth

Following Birth

Going Home Following Birth

Click here to access information following birth. 

Birthafterthoughts Service


Click here to get further information regarding our Birth Afterthoughts Service.


Maternity Visiting Guidance

Following the most recent easing of COVID restrictions and social distancing, we are pleased to be able to further restore visiting in maternity services in Cardiff and Vale UHB.

Obstetric Assessment Unit  

You will be able to have your birth partner or support with you for appointments.

The waiting area is small so we would ask for birth partners/support to consider waiting outside until you are called to be assessed. 

Antenatal Scans and Appointments

You will be able to have your birth partner or support with you for all appointments in the antenatal period.  If you have complex medical needs, we encourage you to bring a partner or family member with you.

For any scan appointments in the antenatal clinic or the radiology department, we politely request that you are accompanied by one person only and would encourage no children for this medical examination wherever possible.

Labour  

Women and birthing people can now have two birthing/support partners present for all stages of labour. This includes while on Consultant Led and Midwife Led units.   

If your labour is being induced you are able to have your birth partner or support with you for the duration of this process.

Theatre, T2 and Recovery Unit 

You will be able to have one birth partner or support with you in these areas.

Antenatal and Postnatal Ward 

You will be able to have one birth partner/support with you on the ward between 9am and 9pm.  

There is also visiting between the hours of 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm for the maximum of two visitors per bedside. 

Siblings can attend the ward during visiting hours, however other children will not be able to attend the ward due to infection prevention and control.

Visiting

It is very important that all possible steps are taken to prevent the spread of infection within the hospital. Together, patients and visitors can help the staff to reduce the risk of infection or cross-infection. Please do not visit if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

Visitors should observe the following:

  • Wash your hands before going to the bedside and before leaving the ward
  • If you wish to visit another patient on the ward, you must wash your hands before and after doing so
  • Patients and visitors must not sit on other patient's beds
  • Wash your hands after going to the toilet
  • Wash hands before and after meals; the nurse will help you if you need assistance
  • If food is brought in, please ensure that it is labelled and stored correctly
  • If food is brought in, it cannot be reheated in the ward kitchen due to the risk of food poisoning. If food has to be brought in, please ask the staff for advice
  • To enable housekeeping staff to thoroughly clean around your bed area, only bring in essential items

Please do not bring any of the following foods:

  • Raw meat
  • Raw poultry
  • Raw fish
  • Raw eggs
  • Milk
  • Pate
  • Fresh cream
  • Soft cheeses
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