Lagan Valley Hospital

Lagan Valley Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) is a stand alone Maternity Unit staffed and run by a team of highly skilled experienced Midwives. We offer a homely, relaxed, supportive atmosphere, catering for all women who wish to have a birth with no medical interventions.

Midwives StationClose support continues after your baby is born, usually with a short stay in the unit following the birth, with continuity provided by Midwives following discharge.

If normal spontaneous labour occurs between 37 and 42 weeks, mum can have her baby in the unit provided:

  • She is in good health
  • She is pregnant with only one baby
  • There are no complications in this pregnancy
  • There have been no complications in any previous pregnancy

This applies to all pregnancies from the first to the sixth.

If a situation arises that medical intervention is required, the Midwife will arrange a smooth timely transfer to a Consultant-led Unit. The Midwife will travel with the mum, providing support on the way.


As soon as you have a positive pregnancy test you can now refer yourself directly for maternity care within the South Eastern HSC Trust.

Please complete the form below and upon receipt of it Lagan Valley midwives will arrange the first booking appointment for you, and also notify your GP of your pregnancy.

Self-Referral Form

Please return your completed form by post to:

Midwifery Led Unit
Lagan Valley Hospital
39 Hillsborough Road
Co Antrim
BT28 1JP

Alternatively, you can email completed forms to: 


If this does not answer all your questions feel free to contact us:

Lagan Valley  - Midwifery Led Unit
  (028) 9263 3534 (direct line)

Lagan Valley - Outpatients Department
   (028) 9263 3591

Lagan Valley -  Antenatal Appointments
Telephone:  (028) 9250 1223 (Mon-Fri 9am -5pm only)

Breastfeeding Helpline
Telephone:  (028) 9263 3534 (Advice is available 24hrs)

Active Birth Workshop Enquiries
Telephone:   (028) 9263 3534

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