Maternity assessment unit (MAU)
We provide emergency and follow-up care if you're at least 18 weeks pregnant.
We also provide emergency care if you have postnatal problems up to 6 weeks after birth. For example, raised blood pressure, wound infection or heavy vaginal bleeding.
Our unit is led by our midwives, with support from an obstetrician when needed. An obstetrician is a doctor who specialises in care during pregnancy, labour and after birth.
You should attend the hospital you are booked for care with, unless an emergency. This helps you to get the best care.
We have different maternity wards depending on why you're staying in hospital:
Research and clinical trials
Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.