Our expert team of consultants, midwives and nurses will be on hand throughout your pregnancy, supporting you every step of the way.

Welcome to Maternity Services

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times of your life and at North Tees and Hartlepool we'll be with you every step of the way.

Registering your Pregnancy

Congratulations! This form, for all expectant mothers who have had a positive pregnancy test living the Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool, Easington and Peterlee region, will take approximately ten minutes to complete.

Your delivery options

Based on the ground floor, within the University Hospital of Hartlepool Maternity Hub, the Rowan Suite is the newly furbished birthing centre. The team of highly qualified midwives offer a ‘Continuity of Carer’ pathway for you and your baby.

Maternity Unit with integrated active birth centre

Our maternity unit at the University Hospital of North Tees is managed by skilled and experienced midwives who are passionate in promoting and facilitating the normal birth process.

Maternity Services Virtual Tour

You can now take a virtual walk around our delivery suite on ward 18/19 at the University Hospital of North Tees to get a feel for the department.

Home birth

A home birth may just be the most special moment if your life, your midwife will discuss the option with you to ensure a home birth is suitable for you.

Antenatal and newborn screening

The health of your baby is our main concern. Our state of the art antenatal and newborn screening tests will identify any risks and allow informed decisions about the best treatment for your unborn baby.

Professional midwifery advocate

Our Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMA), are experienced practising midwives who undertaken extra training to support and guide midwives to deliver good quality and safe care developed nationally and delivered locally.

Guidance for babies admitted to neonatal unit

Simple, practical advice to help you to prevent your baby being admitted due to low blood sugar levels or a low temperature with these few steps.

Maternity video resources

Below are a series of short videos offering advice on bonding with your baby, what to bring to hospital, the stages of labour, pain and pain relief, cuts and four different labour positions.

Infant feeding support service

Our experienced maternity and health visiting services can support all mums to successfully begin to and maintain breastfeeding their babies.

Reflecting on your pregnancy and birth

Our Reflections team offer appointments with midwives for women to discuss their experience of pregnancy and birth.

Community Midwife contact numbers

You might need to get in touch with your community midwife. On this page you’ll find community midwives contact phone numbers.

Get the latest maternity news

Read the latest news, service updates and donation stories from your Maternity Team.