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The first Birmingham maternity hospital was established in 1842 to reduce the number of women and children dying needlessly from puerperal fever and childbirth related infections. Since those early beginnings, we have outgrown several hospitals and provided innovative solutions to maternity challenges that have had an impact across the world.

The maternity “flying squads” are part of modern maternity care. They were the brainchild of a BWH consultant, Dame Hilda Lloyd almost a century ago, saving the lives of countless Birmingham mothers and babies in the 1920s.

Today we deliver more than 8,000 babies every year – making us one of the busiest maternity departments in the UK.

With the highest standards of healthcare quality and safety we put mothers at the centre of their maternity care and empower them to make decisions about how they want to give birth so that your birthing experience is memorable for all the right reasons.

We have a team of experienced Midwives and Consultant Obstetricians and healthcare professionals, who are on hand to answer all your questions, no matter how big or small. Educational classes to prepare you for childbirth are available for you and your partner, as well as exercise classes to help maintain general fitness and get your body ready for having a baby.