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Maternity

What we do

We provide consultant-led maternity services at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

We also provide community-based maternity services, including our award-winning homebirth service.

In addition to our main services, we offer a wide range of specialist support.

For more information about our services, please visit our website.

Book your care

To book your care with us, please complete our online booking form.

Choose where to give birth

If you choose us for your birth, you can plan to give birth at home or at either of our hospitals. Read more about where to give birth.

Wards

01444 448717 2nd floor, Princess Royal Hospital

Antenatal and postnatal ward at Princess Royal Hospital.

01444 448718 1st floor, Princess Royal Hospital

Labour ward at Princess Royal Hospital.

01273 523191 Level 11, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital

Level 11 is a 9 bedded ward catering for women with emergency gynaecology conditions and following cancer surgery. It also provides care for women having specialist treatment of endometriosis. The ward also accommodates the Early Pregnancy Unit, Gynaecology Assessment Unit and operates a nurse led pre-operative assessment clinic.

01273 696955 extn 7929 Level 12, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

Women who need to stay in hospital whilst they are pregnant are usually cared for in the Antenatal Bay. Women requiring a low risk induction of labour will also be cared for here.

01273 664793 Level 12, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

Women who think that they are in labour and/or their waters have broken are seen first in our maternity triage. Maternity triage offers a 24/7 service.

01273 696955 extn 4107 Level 12, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

01273 696955 extn 4373/4374 Level 13, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

01273 696955 RSCH: Maternity is located in the Thomas Kemp Tower. The Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU), Antenatal Clinic and Day Assessment Unit (DAU) are on Level 11, Triage and Postnatal Ward are on Level 12 and the Labour Ward is on Level 13.

01444 441881 Maternity is based in the main hospital building. Antenatal Clinic and Day Assessment Unit are on the ground floor. The Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU), Bolney Ward (Antenatal and Postnatal) and Central Delivery Suite are on the second floor.

Patient information

baby hearing screening test

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baby movements in pregnancy

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breastfeeding in the first few days

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combined screening in pregnancy

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cvs and amniocentesis

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elective (planned) caesarean

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enhanced recovery programme for patients requiring elective caesarean section

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external cephalic version

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fetal heart monitoring during labour

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food safety and pregnancy

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hand expressing breast milk during your pregnancy

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Healthy food choices for gestational diabetes

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Home birth

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how will my baby be born

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inducing your labour with propess

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information about having your labour induced

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information for women if baby is bottom or feet first

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Latent phase of labour

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looking after a third or fourth degree tear

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nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

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Pelvic girdle and low back pain in pregnancy

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Postnatal booklet

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pre eclampsia and aspirin in pregnancy

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pregnancy and rubella

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role of the recovery nurse in the CDS

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testing for gestational diabetes

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vaginal birth after caesarean section VBAC

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Vitamin K deficiency of the newborn

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where will my baby be born

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