Hull and East Yorkshire Women and Children's Hospital

Hull And East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Alongside Birth Centre

Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

Fatima Allam Birth Centre

Contact & visitor information

A birth centre is a more homely environment, where the focus is on birth without medical intervention.

a very small unit

71

births from Apr 2017 to Jul 2017

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3

Birthing rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Pain-relief options

  • Entonox (gas and air)
  • Diamorphine
  • Meptid
  • Morphine sulphate (Oramorph)
  • Pethidine
  • Remifentanil
  • Sterile water injections
  • Epidural
  • Birth pool
Find out more about pain relief during labour

Having a baby here

During labour and birth

  • If you arrive in the early stages of labour
    • You'll be seen by a midwife who will check the progress of your labour
    • You'll be encouraged to go home
    • There's an area where you can be assessed
    • You can have a bath or use a birth pool if available
    • You can be admitted to the antenatal ward
  • Birthing rooms
    • 3 Birthing room(s)
    • 3 Birth pool(s)
      • 0 Inflatable birth pool(s)
      • 3 Plumbed-in birth pool(s)
  • Birth partners
    • The limit on number of birth supporters is strict
    • You can have the following number of birth partners with you during labour: 2

Birth facilities

  • Aromatherapy service
  • Bean bags
  • Birth balls
  • Birth mats
  • Birthing couch
  • Dimmable lighting
  • iPod dock
  • Reclining chair
  • Supporting rope or sling
  • TENS machine
  • Hypnobirthing / Natal hypnotherapy
  • Birthing stools
  • TV
  • Rocking chair
  • Other: Bluetooth music facilities

After you've given birth

  • Private postnatal rooms
    • Amenity rooms are available.
    • £75
  • Provision for partners staying overnight
    • Unless there are special circumstances, partners are asked to leave overnight
  • Your stay after you've given birth
    • You'll be able to stay in the same room throughout your stay
    • Women who've had an uncomplicated birth usually stay for 4-6 hours after the birth
    • If you're transferred to the labour ward during the birth you can come back to the birth centre postnatally
  • Contact & visitor information

How many midwives will I meet?

The maximum number of different midwives you're likely to see for antenatal appointments is 3 and for postnatal appointments it's 3.

Small community teams of midwives care for women in the antenatal period. One-to-one care is provided in labour on the Birth centre.

Find out about the benefits of knowing your midwife

Who can give birth here?

  • This birth centre/midwife-led unit is the default option for low risk women at this hospital
  • Eligibility
    • Baby must be head down
    • Straightforward pregnancy
    • Only having one baby in this pregnancy (eg no twins)
    • Aged between 16 and 40 years old
    • Between 37 and 42 weeks pregnant
    • Maximum of 4 previous babies
  • Catchment area
    • Women who live within the catchment area: Hull and east Yorkshire
    • You can give birth here even if you don't live in the catchment area

Support services

  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair access to the wards and delivery suite
  • Interpreting service
    • Interpreter service available
  • Specialist midwifery teams
    • Antenatal Screening
    • Bereavement
    • Diabetes
    • Infant feeding
    • Perinatal mental health
    • Substance misuse
    • Teenage pregnancy
    • Vulnerable women
    • Healthy lifestyle midwife

Women's experiences

Reviews of this hospital

Source: Care Opinion
  • Some wonderful some make you feel awful or useless

    I was recently pregnant and gave birth at hull. Throughout my pregnancy i saw the maternity physio, I say I saw her but she was away for two of my appointments and I had to chase to even get...

    by Anonymous, 05 Aug 2018

    Read on Care Opinion
  • I hope never again! Very disappointed

    Midwife was brilliant, the rest of the staff could take a leaf out of her book! After spending 16 hours in the recovery area waiting for a bed following my Caesarean section once on Rowan ward it...

    by Anonymous, 09 Jul 2018

    Read on Care Opinion
Source: CQC

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Maternity Services Survey 2015

Scores are for the NHS Trust that this hospital is part of.

  • Labour and birth

  • Staff

  • Care in hospital after birth

  • Labour and birth

    8.6/10

    About the same compared with other trusts

  • Staff

    8.7/10

    About the same compared with other trusts

  • Care in hospital after birth

    7.5/10

    About the same compared with other trusts

General information

  • Non-NHS Care
    • Private maternity care isn't available here.
  • Breastfeeding accreditation
  • Neonatal care
    • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides special care for newborn babies in the local area and also for critically ill babies from the surrounding area who need the highest level of nursing and medical care.
  • Food for partners out-of-hours
    • Vending machine
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  • Contact information
    • Main hospital number: 0148 260 7860
  • How to book once you're pregnant
    Women can attend the birth centre if assessed as Midwife Led Care by their Community Midwife - no booking required.
    • If in labour call: 0148 260 7860 ext. 4390
  • Outside space
    • There is no outside space available for women in labour
  • Car parking for women in labour
    • No special arrangements
  • Parking
    • All car parks are Pay and Display and the charges are as follows: £2.00 for up to 1 hour
      £3.00 for 1 to 2 hours
      £5.00 for 2 to 24 hours
      Alternatively, £10 per week / £20 per month you can buy a monthly parking permit. You must first obtain a form from the ward
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