Having a baby in Bradford

Having a baby is a life-changing event and here at Bradford we want you and your family to feel empowered and confident throughout your journey through pregnancy and on to childbirth. Our aim is to ensure you receive the highest levels of care and have the best possible experience. For further information, please visit the pages on our Maternity Service.

Contact us

If you suspect you are in labour, please telephone the Maternity Assessment Centre first on: 01274 364531/364532. (10am-10pm). Out of these hours please contact the Labour Ward on: 01274 364515/364514.

The midwife will discuss your pregnancy with you and give you advice and support which may help if you wish to stay at home longer.

Our newly refurbished, modern Labour Ward is situated within the Women’s and Newborn Unit on the ground floor.

Parking is available outside the unit and all evening admissions are directed to the rear entrance of the unit as the main doors are locked at 10pm and re-open at 6am.

On arrival at the Labour Ward the midwife allocated to care for you will meet you and discuss your plan of care. If you have made a birth plan we will be happy to discuss this and do our best to work with you.

The Women's and Newborn Unit, Bradford Royal Infirmary

Screening tests

You will be offered screening tests during pregnancy to try and identify if you are at higher risk of any health problems that could affect you or your baby, such as infectious diseases, Down’s syndrome or physical abnormalities.

They can help you make choices about care or treatment during your pregnancy or after your baby is born. All screening tests are free.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals offers all antenatal and new-born screening tests as recommended by the National Screening Committee and adheres to nationally-agreed service specifications and standards.

Words from our families

There are no words to describe how amazing the staff are in this place!

They (the Maternity Service staff) are like my family and I trust them completely.

My emotional health was looked after just as much as my baby’s physical health.

The doctors help you understand what’s going on without using too many medical words.

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