Pregnancy and birth place choices
We want to provide the highest and safest standards of care for mothers and babies, to encourage as straightforward a birth as possible. This page explains the options available to help you make an informed choice.
If you are low dependency and your pregnancy is problem free you have the option of:
- Homebirth with community midwives
- The Friarage maternity centre, Northallerton (freestanding midwife-led unit)
- The Marton suite – midwife-led unit, which is located next to a consultant-led unit at The James Cook University Hospital
- Another obstetric or midwifery-led unit of your choice
If you have a known medical condition or pregnancy complication, either in this or a previous pregnancy, you will receive high dependency care from doctors and midwives. You may also be advised to give birth on the central delivery suite at The James Cook University Hospital (James Cook) or another consultant obstetric unit of your choice if you remain high dependency.