All posts tagged: Maternity Units

Maternity Units

The Pregnancy, Birth & New Baby Guide is packed full of information, ideas and tips for expectant and new parents. These pages focus on providing you with a range of useful information about the maternity units for parents living across Tyneside… Just get in touch with me if you would like to discuss where to have your baby.


I am developing a co-ordinated approach to information, feedback & experiences, suggestions, support & conversations about birth for expectant parents across Tyneside. If you are pregnant, I want you and your partner to be able to access good information and support and to benefit from honest and experienced conversation about birth and birth preparation. Pregnancy can sometimes feel isolating as you work out what are good classes to attend, what information you need to know, what’s good to read, who to follow on social media. My aim is to share a range of articles, tips, suggestions, checklists and recommendations, along with links to other sources of information and support. I will be using #tynesidebirth on Facebook and Instagram and on my website so you can find articles and get involved in the conversation. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions. Janine

Northumbria Birthing Centre at NSECH

Northumbria Birthing Centre Northumbria Birthing Centre provides a support for women throughout pregnancy and for labour and birth. This maternity unit has… 14 labour rooms Epidural Gas & air Diamorphine & Pethidine 2 birth pools Febromed birthing equipment Birth balls & birthing stools  Staff: midwives, anaesthetists and obstetricians 20 private, en-suite postnatal rooms Private en-suite rooms and partners can stay – the maternity unit have recently invested in beds for partners but its still worth double checking that this is an option and ask about bedding as well Special Care Baby Unit for babies who need some extra care Doctors and anaesthetists are available  Visiting: partners can stay but other visitors can visit between 2.30-4pm & 6.30-7.30pm  Parking: £6 for 24 hours My thoughts about Northumbria Birthing Centre… The feedback I receive from parents is overwhelmingly positive with comments about good care and experiences. The niggles and slightly negative comments I hear could be attached to any maternity unit – conflicting information, unhelpful comments from some staff members – so it pays to be as …