Maternity Services


Welcome to maternity services at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Maternity Centre

Becoming a parent is an amazing and exciting experience and our dedicated purpose is to provide you with highest standard of maternity support and care.

We offer a range of maternity care services in hospital, community and home settings during your important transition to family life. Please click on the links to the left to learn more about the services we offer. Below you can find our latest news.

Babies born at South Tees Hospitals

In 2017 we had 5,263 babies born across South Tees Trust, which included 5,031 born at The James Cook University Hospital and 232 born at the Friarage Hospital


Although we are aware that you will want to take lots of videos of your new born baby, we would ask that if you want to take any videos with staff involved that you ask their permission first. Please also ensure that you do not film any other patients.

Packing your bag for hospital

To maintain a safe and spacious environment whilst you are in hospital please only bring what you require for you and your baby. Items such as push chairs and car seats should remain at home until you are discharged.

Please can you bring hats, cardigans and blankets for your baby in your hospital bag as babies can struggle to keep their temperatures stable in the first few days of life.

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Classes

Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Classes, provide you and your partner with advice and education pregnancy and birth, life with a baby and parenting skills. Your Health Visitor will invite you to one of these courses. Please see our section on Antenatal Education

South Tees maternity is a NO SMOKING site

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All mums-to-be are offered support to quit during pregnancy but we know there is still a problem with smoking near our maternity units!

To help our mums-to-be and new mums to kick the habit we will now also be offering Nicotine Replacement Therapy on antenatal and postnatal wards.

Parents and visitors please come to our maternity units with the expectation that we are a no smoking site!

Midwives advise against buying your own fetal heart monitor.

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Related services

You may also be interested in these related services from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: