Fylde Coast Birth Centre


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Fylde Coast Birth Centre

Blackpool Maternity Unit is located within the women’s and Children’s unit.

Our maternity services at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals offer midwife led and obstetric consultant led care for both low risk and high women with complex and uncomplicated pregnancies.

We pride ourselves in listening to; respecting and valuing what our service users want and need from their experience within our service.

With experienced dedicated Midwives, Doctors, Clinical Support Workers and Clerical staff nothing is too much trouble. They will strive to help guide and support you through your journey, whilst ensuring that you and your baby remain safe and well cared for receiving the most appropriate care.

At Blackpool Teaching Hospitals we have a 22 bed mixed antenatal and postnatal ward, an antenatal clinic, early pregnancy unit and a dedicated ultrasound service.

With Blackpool you have lots of choices about your labour and birth experience. We have a dedicated and passionate team of community midwives who offer Home Births and will go the extra mile keeping you and your baby safe, whilst making sure you feel special and supported.

If that’s not what you want, we have a beautiful alongside birth centre which has 4 “home from home” rooms, two of which have birthing pools.

All rooms have en-suites and facilities for your birth partner to stay with you. To make your experience extra special the midwives can support with holistic therapies such aromatherapy and massage.

For those that have more complex pregnancies we have an obstetric unit which we refer to as delivery suite, with 9 birthing rooms, 2 theatres and a recovery bay. We also have a pool room for women who want the option to birth in the water.

If you have had a positive pregnancy test there is no need to book a GP appointment. Please got to: https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/our-services/maternity/maternity-self-referral/ and it will take you to our online pregnancy self-referral.

Alternatively, you can search for the “Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Maternity Self-referral” on Google. Once you have found the website, under our services, there is ‘maternity self-referral’.

You will be asked to fill out some details and you will be contacted within 72 hrs. If this does not happen, please resubmit the form.

Fylde Coast Birth Centre
Maternity Services, Women’s Unit,
Blackpool Victoria Hospital,
Whinney Heys Road,
Blackpool, Lancashire

For more information visit Blackpool Teaching Hospitals:

Home Birth

Rather than coming into hospital to have your baby, many women chose to give birth at home. This option is available to women who are considered to be low-risk or have no underlying medical conditions.

You can request to have a home birth with your midwife. After the birth of your baby, care and support are provided in your home.

If you choose to have your baby at home, then the community midwifery team will be happy to support this - as long as no problems have been identified in your pregnancy. If there are additional risks which would suggest recommendation of birth in a consultant led unit, but you choose to have your baby at home, discussions can be facilitated by your named community midwife and Supervisor of midwives.


Contact Information

Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool FY3 8NR, UK