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Maternity services

COVID-19 information

Please refer to our maternity services during COVID-19 pandemic section to find current information as some of the care provided during your pregnancy and birth may have been altered for your safety and that of our staff.

Your antenatal appointments may run differently and our parent education classes are now all online.

Our parent information evenings are not currently running, none of our in-person classes have yet been resumed.

Please speak to your midwife if you have any questions and follow the Southampton maternity service on Facebook for regular updates.

Our services

Our maternity services are based at the Princess Anne Hospital on Coxford Road, just across the road from Southampton General Hospital. We also have a birth centre in the New Forest. We're a centre of excellence for maternity care, providing a comprehensive service and a choice of birth options, including home birth, for about 6,000 people each year from around Southampton.

We're 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're 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, 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 (

Baby Buddy app

You can download the free Baby Buddy app, helping to guide you through pregnancy, birth, parenting and beyond.

Healthier Together

Offering information and support for people in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Find out how to protect your baby during pregnancy, and help with concerns you might have about your baby. Read more.


DadPad is a resource for new dads with information on looking after your baby, child development and first aid, and supporting your baby's mother. You can find out how to download the app on the website, or ask your midwife if you would like a hard copy.

Maternity triage line

Maternity triage line midwives are available to listen to you if you have any pregnancy concerns. They can also talk to you if you think your waters have broken or as your labour starts to establish, offering you support and encouragement together with practical tips and suggestions. To access this service please download the NHS healthier together app from the Apple app store, or the Google play store.

Maternity triage line midwives can make arrangements to call you back or for you to have a face-to-face assessment by a midwife.

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 the NHS website.

We are proud to work closely with our local Southampton Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) to help us develop our services.

The MVP is a forum for service users and representatives to work in partnership with staff to ensure our maternity services provide family centred care and continuous improvement.

We welcome your involvement, currently we are awaiting the recruitment of a new MVP chair to the role.

You can also find more information about MVPs on the National Maternity Voices website.

Share your experience with the CQC

The CQC value feedback both positive and negative at any stage of your pregnancy and birth journey, you can also make a complaint or request FOI and data protection. Contact the CQC here