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Welcome to your birthing unit. Most of you will only visit us when it is time to meet your baby for the very first time. We are delighted to share this exciting and special time with you.
Some of you will need to come and see us before it is time to have your baby. Whatever the reason for your visit, we are here to help you and make your visit as easy as possible.
Birthing and Assessment (B & A) fills the whole second floor of the Galbraith Building which is the large building across from the train station.
There are lots of reasons why you might need to come to B & A. This page will help you know what to expect.
Whether you go to B & A North or South depends on why you have come in and not where you live. Sometimes you will start on one side and move to the other. This is one big unit. All the midwives, nurses, doctors, healthcare assistants, cleaners and clerical staff work together.