Yeovil Maternity Service serves the population of East Somerset and North Dorset and is based at Yeovil Hospital. Women who choose to come here are cared for by a friendly, experienced team of midwives who, together with their obstetric and paediatric colleagues, strive to achieve excellent outcomes for mothers and babies.
Women can choose to have their babies at home, in the maternity led unit or in the obstetric unit. We are fully supportive of low risk women who choose to have their babies at home with our home birth team or in Meadow suite – an alongside midwife led unit. Women coming into the maternity unit to have their babies are looked after in one of our en-suite birthing rooms, most of which have lovely views over Yeovil and surrounding countryside.
The midwives work in one of five community teams across the area, with a linked midwife providing antenatal clinics for each GP practice, usually in the surgery. The Midwives also run a daily drop in service based at the hospital for postnatal appointments with no need to book in advance.
For women choosing us to care for them during pregnancy, birth and beyond, we aim to provide high quality maternity care with a personal approach. We are very proud of the fact that our midwives prioritise providing one to one care in labour to support women and their partners through this life changing event. Through giving women the confidence to give birth naturally we find that many are able to avoid prolonged or difficult labours.
We equally strive to ensure that women with risk factors are fully supported throughout their pregnancies and receive an excellent standard of high risk care in labour with close monitoring from our consultant obstetricians and their teams.