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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.

Birth at the RVI

Birth at the RVI offers you two options:the maternity unit and the birthing centre. The maternity unit offers the full range of medical care while the birthing centre focus on straight-forward labour and birth which do not need additional medical support. The RVI maternity unit has: 12 labour rooms, including 2 birth pool rooms Epidural Gas & Air Diamorphine & Pethidine Birth balls may be available Partners might be able to stay on the postnatal ward on a chair Staff: midwives, obstetricians and anaesthetists are available This maternity unit provides care for women who are classified as low risk, for women whose pregnancy/birth options are more complicated as well as for women who need a caesarean or to be induced There is a Special Care Baby Unit and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit available for babies who need extra care and medical support My thoughts on the RVI Maternity Unit…It’s a great unit and it is used by pregnant women who may need more medical observation and monitoring or who may feel more secure having …