We deliver around 4,000 babies every year in our modern, well-equipped maternity unit, part of the women's and children's directorate.
Staff at Southend University Hospital maternity service are
committed to providing high quality maternity care for women and
their families during pregnancy, labour and after the birth of
We support women to have a choice of birthplace, as
this has been shown to have a positive effect on the birth
experience. The choice of a home birth or birth in our
midwife led birth unit will routinely be offered to women
with a straight forward pregnancy ( no known
complications that may affect pregnancy and the birth).
If your pregnancy is not straightforward, it is recommended
that, to meet your individual needs you have your baby in our
Our maternity services support care both in the community and
the hospital. Generally this is for women who live in the Southend
and Castle Point areas, however, we do also welcome women from
outside these boroughs.
If you wish to book for maternity care with us, please refer
yourself today by using the link below.
Please note that the Maternity Voices Partnership will be
relaunched shortly, and we will provide details when they have been