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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Maternity Day Unit (MDU)

Contact details

Telephone: 01604 545435

Opening times:
Monday – Friday 07:30 – 20:00
                           Saturday and Sunday 08.30 – 16.30


We also see women through the telephone maternity triage system, 07887 566489. If you cannot get through to triage and need to speak to a midwife then please call delivery suite on 01604 545058.


How to find us

The unit is in area L of the hospital, opposite the eye department.. The nearest car park is car park 4. Once you have entered the hospital, follow the signs for Maternity Day Unit. You can also view our hospital map for assistance.


What do the Maternity Day Unit do?

The maternity day unit exists to assist in the care of women with complications in pregnancy. One of its most important roles is the availability of day care facilities for women who would otherwise require hospital admission to supervise this pregnancy. Antenatal day care enables most women with pregnancy complications to avoid hospital admission until delivery. The maternity day unit is midwife led but we do have five different High Risk Consultant clinics that run on various days of the week.


About the team

The maternity day unit has a team of midwives with special interest in caring for women with pregnancy complications and other support staff for clinical and administration services. Louise Harvey is the Senior Midwife in charge. The high risk pregnancy clinics are run by Mr Von Widekind, Mr Aldrich, Ms Delavari, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Datta.



Diabetic Service 

The maternity day unit runs glucose tolerance test (GTT) clinics determining the diagnosis of Gestation Diabetes. For those women with Gestational Diabetes, the maternity day unit (MDU) work in collaboration with the diabetes team to offer further care.


Midwife Led Ultrasound Clinics

There are now seven Midwife Sonographers within the department who offer third trimester scanning for presentation and growth. These appointments are accessed through the Community team.


What should I bring to my appointment?

All you will need is your pregnancy notes unless you have been told otherwise.

How much time should I allow before my appointment?

You may need to allow extra time for parking.


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