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Pain relief while having your baby

  • Epidural (service available 24 hours per day)
  • Hydrotherapy (pool)
  • Simple analgesia (paracetamol)
  • Entonox (gas and air)
  • Diamorphine
  • Pethidine


Within our delivery suite we aim to ensure that your birth experience is as normal and low key as possible with care provided by caring and efficient midwives.

However, we take into consideration your clinical needs and when further assistance is required, medical staff are present on the Maternity Unit 24 hours per day.

Therefore, whether you are having a normal birth, planned caesarean section or need either a forceps, ventouse or emergency caesarean section delivery, there is a full team of midwives, obstetricians and support workers available to provide your care.