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Welcome


The Community Midwife Unit provides family centred care with a strong emphasis on skilled, sensitive midwifery.  This is provided in a relaxed, informal environment.  Priority is given to the natural process  of birth with freedom to move around, enabling every woman to birth in her own way.  We are also a UNICEF accredited Baby Friendly Unit. 

 

The maternity care survey is back; you may receive an invite to complete.  If you do, please help us by completing the questionnnaire and telling us about your maternity care experience. Thanks.

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Welcome


The Community Midwife Unit provides family centred care with a strong emphasis on skilled, sensitive midwifery.  This is provided in a relaxed, informal environment.  Priority is given to the natural process  of birth with freedom to move around, enabling every woman to birth in her own way.  We are also a UNICEF accredited Baby Friendly Unit. 

 

The maternity care survey is back; you may receive an invite to complete.  If you do, please help us by completing the questionnnaire and telling us about your maternity care experience. Thanks.

Unit Philosophy

The Community Midwife Unit in Perth provides family centred care with a strong emphasis on skilled, sensitive midwifery.  This is provided in a relaxed, informal environment.  Priority is given to the natural process  of birth with freedom to move around, enabling every woman to birth in her own way.

We are committed to maintaining the highest possible standards of care, based on recommended best practice and current research.

We aim to provide a welcoming and relaxed environment for women with uncomplicated pregnancies.  

Having a baby is one of the most important events in you life.  With appropriate support and care from highly skilled midwives, the vast majority of women can have a straight-forward natural birth.

If your pregnancy is low-risk and you and your baby are well, you can give birth in our Midwife Unit.  We provide a homely setting, in a friendly environment that enables women and their families to make individual choices about labour and birth.

Our Unit is staffed by a dedicated team of midwives who will give you all the support and encouragement you need to give birth, and to feed and care for your new baby.  

Perth Midwife unit is also a UNICEF baby friendly unit, passing our latest external assessment on 19th March 2015. 

 

Water Birth

We have 2 ‘state of the art’ birthing pools, which are used frequently for labour and birth.  We have a further birthing room with a corner bath.  All rooms have birthing balls, mats, dimmed lights , music and a relaxed atmosphere conducive to a positive experience during labour and birth.

First Baby?

You can give birth in the Midwife Unit if this is your first baby.  To date, many women have had their first baby in the Unit.

Not Sure?

You may need to discuss your thoughts with your midwife and take time to consider the options available to you before making a choice.  

We would encourage you to visit.                                       

Call us on - 01738 473425

 
 
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The Unit


The Unit


Facilities

The Community Midwife Unit is situated on the site of Perth Royal Infirmary approximately 1 mile from the city centre.

The Unit has 3 birthing rooms, 2 rooms with birthing pools and one with a corner bath.

The CMU has full ultrasound scanning facilities, maternity day care and antenatal clinics for low, medium and high risk mothers.

Midwives

We are staffed by a team of experienced and enthusiastic midwives, health care assistants and a nursery nurse.

Perth Midwife Unit provides care for pregnant women and their families before, during and after birth.  All our midwives are experts in the care of low risk women with a strong focus on normality.

There are seven community midwifery teams covering Perth and Kinross who offer all antenatal and postnatal care. A home birth service is available.

 

Education

Parent education classes are offered in Perth Midwife unit, held in Parent Education room.

If you would like any further information about the CMU or would like to visit us to view our facilities, please email us with your due date to Tay-UHB.perthcmu@nhs.net

Visiting times:  2pm – 4pm  and 6pm – 8pm.  

Fathers and other siblings are welcome in the CMU outwith visiting times.

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Why Choose to Birth in Perth


Why Choose to Birth in Perth


Thank you for your support, advice and help. We could not have coped without you.
— Jane, Al and baby Rebecca
Thank you all so much for your help and support, you are worth your weight in gold. The waterbirth was fantastic and I will recommend it to everyone I speak to. The care in the CMU is second to none.
— Alan, Maggie and baby Molly
Thank you for making the whole experience so relaxing. Special thanks for getting me in the water! It was brilliant.
— Melanie & Adam

Home Birth Team


We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a home birth team who will be providing antenatal, birth and post natal care to women who chose to birth at home. 

If you are already hoping to have a home birth, your community midwife will offer to transfer you to the team. 

Maree, Rachel and Rhona will start taking bookings for anyone who wishes a home birth.  Please contact us at Perth Birthing unit and we will take details. 01738 473425. 

Home Birth Team


We are delighted to announce that we have appointed a home birth team who will be providing antenatal, birth and post natal care to women who chose to birth at home. 

If you are already hoping to have a home birth, your community midwife will offer to transfer you to the team. 

Maree, Rachel and Rhona will start taking bookings for anyone who wishes a home birth.  Please contact us at Perth Birthing unit and we will take details. 01738 473425. 

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Video Links


Video Links


Never Ignore a Crying Baby.  Link to an  interesting video  https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNaturePage/videos/1252517954880460/