Our maternity services are based at the Princess Anne Hospital on Coxford Road, just across the road from Southampton General Hospital, with an additional birth centre in the New Forest. We are a centre of excellence for maternity care, providing a comprehensive service and a choice of birth options, including home birth, for about 6,000 women each year from around Southampton.Take the virtual tour of maternity services.
We are also a regional centre for fetal and maternal medicine, providing specialist care for women with medical problems during pregnancy, and for those whose baby needs extra care before or around birth.
We are a leading teaching centre for nursing, midwifery and medical students, and home to the regional centre for neonatal intensive care.
Useful information and resources
You can find lots of useful resources in our maternity and parent information pages, including our guide to our maternity services and choosing where to have your baby booklets, useful factsheets and details of our parent information evenings and maternity information programme.
You can also find useful resources and information leaflets on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website (www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients)
Labour Line midwives are available to listen to you as your labour starts to establish, offering you support and encouragement together with practical tips and suggestions.
Labour Line midwives can make arrangements to call you back or for a midwife to visit you at home, if appropriate.
Call Labour Line on 0300 123 9001 and speak to a midwife if:
- you think you might be in labour
- you think your waters may have broken and would like further advice or support
- you are ready to transfer from home to your chosen place of birth.
Your opinion matters
The feedback we receive helps us to ensure that we provide the best quality care for all our patients. While you're in hospital with us, you'll be invited to complete a questionnaire which will give you the opportunity to have your say on the care you've received.
Alternatively, you may wish to post your comments on NHS Choices.