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baby in hands

Welcome to County Durham and Darlington Maternity Services

We're delighted that you are considering having your baby with us.

You can choose to give birth at either University Hospital of North Durham (UHND) or Darlington Memorial Hospital (DMH) or be supported in a home birth by our community midwives.

baby basket

Our focus is on family centred care and we promote normality in birth which means that both our hospital sites provide midwife-led care for mums-to-be who are having a low risk pregnancy.

There is of course consultant support for those more high risk pregnancies or if intervention is needed during labour.

To help you decide where you would like to give birth you can take a tour around our labour wards at UHND and DMH and meet some of the midwives who would be supporting you through labour.

Click here to meet the team for both Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham

Virtual Tours

Join our midwives as we take you on a tour of the labour wards in Durham and Darlington.

To take a tour of the labour ward at University Hospital of North Durham: CLICK HERE

To take a tour of the labour ward at Darlington Memorial Hospital: CLICK HERE

Once you have watched the videos, please don't hesitate to contact your midwife if you have any further queries or comments.

We'd be delighted to receive your feedback about the videos, please email your comments to:

We hope you have enjoyed the tours and we look forward to welcoming you soon and being part of your delivery experience.

'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital