We would like to welcome you to our Maternity Unit.

Based at Leighton Hospital, we have both Consultant Led and Midwifery Led Units, providing care in a semi-rural area undertaking approximately 3,000 births per year.

To see the full range of maternity services available locally and the care we can offer see the Directory of services for Maternity Care in Cheshire and Merseyside Mid Cheshire can be found on Page 16. It is important that you see a Midwife as early as possible in your pregnancy.

To make your first booking appointment (which should ideally take place between 6-12 weeks of pregnancy), please complete the Maternity Outpatients Self Referral Form. Your first booking appointment take approximately an hour and a half to ensure we gather as much information about your medical, previous pregnancy and social history, to plan your care appropriately.

Your request will be processed by our maternity team and you will be contacted within 4 weeks. Alternatively, call the Maternity Outpatient’s Department at Leighton Hospital on 01270 273127 Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm (excluding bank holidays). If you think you are 10 weeks pregnant or more, please do not complete this form and contact Antenatal Clinic by telephone.

We give you the information that you need so you can make informed choices about your care throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. Please do not hesitate to ask questions and seek advice at any time. We hope that the information on this website will be helpful to you during pregnancy.

We have a short video showing you how to access the Maternity Unit.

At Leighton Hospital Maternity Unit we strive to provide quality, safe and evidence based care, with women and their families at the heart of everything we do. We are sensitive to physical and emotional needs and our flexible approach ensures that individual wishes are met. - Jenny Butters - Head of Midwifery

Pregnant people are entitled to paid time off work to attend antenatal care. For more information please visit the Gov.uk website about Pregnant employees' rights. This also gives information about maternity benefits and leave entitlement.