Aylesbury labour ward
Our team of midwives, maternity support workers and medical staff (obstetricians, anaesthetists and paediatricians) offer support during labour and birth if you have an existing medical condition or have developed complications during your pregnancy.
We are committed to supporting you to achieve a normal, safe birth on our labour ward. All our rooms have ensuite facilities and we encourage the use of birthing balls, bean-bags and you may be able to use water throughout your labour. We consider room ambience important to promote normal birth and all the rooms have adjustable lighting and we have a range of aromatherapy oils available for use to aid relaxation. We also have a range of monitors to enable us to ensure the wellbeing of you and your baby whilst enabling you to move about the birth room.
The full range of pain relief is available to women on the labour ward including gas and air, pethidine and mobile epidurals.
We have disabled access to a number of our rooms and we work closely with the National Spinal Injuries Centre which is onsite. We also have larger rooms if you are expecting more than one baby.
Our labour ward sits alongside our two operating theatres and our neonatal intensive care unit, which provides specialist care for babies who need closer monitoring or additional support in the early days following birth.
We also have four observation rooms if you require additional care immediately after birth.
Tours of the unit
Tour of the Labour Ward is included in the tour of the unit which can be booked online at http://tinyurl.com/bucksparentcraft.
You can take a virtual tour of the birth centre at any time by watching our short film.
Aylesbury labour ward, Claydon Wing, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8AL
Tel: 01296 316103
How to find us
Aylesbury labour ward is located on the Claydon Wing at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Please click here for information on getting to the hospital and a map of the site.
The Claydon Wing is located towards the back of the site, past the main A&E entrance. There is a short stay drop off area outside of the Claydon Wing entrance and visitor parking nearby.
When you enter the Claydon Wing, go through the double doors taking you into the main maternity area. Directly to your right there is another set of double doors. Please ring the bell when you arrive to speak to one of the team who will help you.
The labour ward is located down the corridor and directly through the next set of double doors.