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Pregnancy Book

We give pregnant women a copy of the Pregnancy Book to guide them through their pregnancy. You can see a PDF version below:

Pregnancy Book cover image

Pregnancy Book.pdf


Patient quote

"We are both extremely grateful to the whole RVI Maternity Unit and if we are blessed with another child, I would have no hesitation in returning to the RVI."   Mr AMacF

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Maternity Unit

Maternity Unit

Having a baby is one of the most amazing, life-changing events you will ever experience. Our top-rated Maternity Unit at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary provides the highest standard of care for women and their families.

Parents with new baby

We offer a complete range of maternity care. From midwife-led care for women with straightforward pregnancies at the Newcastle Birthing Centre, to specialist care for women who have problems that need close attention.

This includes immediate access to a range of support services including obstetric anaesthetists and specialists in medical conditions during pregnancy.

We also offer a number of education courses for expectant parents to help them prepare for their new arrival or arrivals.

In our web pages

In the Maternity section of the website, you can find information about:

Our services During pregnancy
Labour and birth After the birth
Feeding your baby Our wards and clinics
Your maternity care Courses and events
Multiple pregnancy Our team
Patient testimonials How to contact us



We are baby friendly

Baby Friendly AccreditationThe Maternity Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary has achieved full accreditation for the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative.

The award demonstrates the Newcastle Hospitals’ commitment to support pregnant women and new parents in their chosen method of feeding their baby.

You can get more information, from our baby feeding web pages.

More information

For more information about the Maternity Unit, please call:

  • Maternity Reception
  • tel: 0191 282 5119

Alternatively, see our contact us web page.

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