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Maternity at University Hospital

Our services are located in the west wing of University Hospital. We have our own entrance, please follow the signs for Women’s and Children’s when you enter the grounds of University Hospital. If arriving by car, please ensure you use a UHCW car park - UHCW patients parking at the nearby BMI Hospital will receive a penalty notice.

Our Maternity Pledge – Working to support healthy babies and new mothers

As part of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust’s continued commitment to providing the best possible maternity services to the people of Coventry and Warwickshire we have set out five pledges to ensure that every expectant mother and new baby is given support throughout their pregnancy journey to try and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Through this we aim to ensure every expectant mother is supported - from pregnancy, to birth, to those critical first months of parenthood - with a comprehensive package of personalised, high quality support:

  1. During your pregnancy we will help you make informed choices about your own care. This includes giving you open and honest information about your own health, your pregnancy and birth options and support available to you.
  2. During birth we will actively listen to you to ensure we have the opportunity to give you the personalised birth experience you would prefer and answer any questions that you may have.
  3. If there are any difficulties encountered during the birth we will communicate what is going on with you in order for us to provide the correct support to achieve the best possible outcome.
  4. After the birth of your baby we will provide care which is tailored specifically to you and your baby. We will ensure that you have the support and foundations in place before you go home in order to give you both the best possible start to life together.
  5. When you go home we will offer you a comprehensive package, involving your GP and health visitor, incorporating high quality personalised support to give you and your baby the best possible start. This offering will include an offer of ongoing mental health support and health support when needed.

Your pregnancy journey padlet: Find all the information you need about your pregnancy, screening, maternity leave and entitlements and much more.

Your feeding journey padlet: Lots of information on feeing your baby, including videos and support group information.

Preparation for labour and birth: Find all the information you need about your birth options, pain relief in labour and much more.

We would welcome comments and ideas from all of our service users. We hope to be able to answer some of your questions about our services on this site.

If you require any further information or clarification please ask your midwife.

Baby Phoebe with Mum Hannah and Dad Greg


"The dedicated team at UHCW provided great care before, during and after my birthing experience." 


Mum, Hannah Watkins


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Pregnancy book

The pregnancy book provides information on many aspects of pregnancy and a list of useful organisations. It is available to download and is a useful resource for expectant mothers.

Download the book.

vaccinations in pregnancy

There are some vaccinations that we strongly urge you to have during pregnancy, to protect your baby as well as yourself. It's important that you read this information so that you can make a fully informed decision about having the vaccines.



UHCW is accredited by the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative which has shared some important advice on Infant feeding during the Covid-19 outbreak. Please click here for the latest advice.



Off to the best start contains important information about feeding your baby.

Off to the best start

Download the booklet. Visit the breastfeeding section of the website


Your Feedback Matters

Please click here to give feedback about your maternity care. All feedback is completely anonymous and helps us to shape and plan our future services.