Your Birth Choices

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust offers all four birth choices as recomended by NICE guidelines. We are one of the few trusts across the country to offer this choice to you.

  • Home Births
  • Standalone Birth Centre
  • Alongside Birth Centre
  • Labour ward

Home Birth

If your pregnancy is straightforward and you’re in good health, you should be able to have a home birth. Speak to your Midwife to discuss your options and how to arrange this.

Birth Centres

Birth Centres are designed to give you a similar experience to home births. The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has Birth Centres at Pinderfields Hospital and Dewsbury and District Hospital. 

Labour Ward

You may be advised to have your baby in the Consultant-led Unit if your pregnancy is considered high-risk and needs the attention of our consultants. Should you request an epidural during labour then you would need to be on the consultant unit.


Our Visitors charter

Our priority is to provide quality care for our women and babies. We recognise the important role partners, birth partners and families can play in helping to improve women’s wellbeing and experience. This Charter explains what you can expect from us during your visit and what we would like from you in return -  Visitors Charter - Maternity[pdf] 67KB