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Maternity Services


Maternity Unit virtual tours


Women and their families can now have a virtual tour of the RD&E maternity unit in Exeter on the hospital website.Click on the links below to view the virtual tour videos.


Maternity services consists of:

"We offer our women the choice of giving birth at home, on our alongside birth unit, in one of our 3 freestanding birth units ( Okehampton, Tiverton and Honiton ) and on the labour ward. We are very proud to have such an amazing choice and work closely with our women and their families to ensure they feel supported to achieve the birth they want." Zita Martinez, Head of Midwifery


About 4,000 babies are delivered with the support and care of the RD&E Maternity service which has 131 full time equivalent midwives covering both hospitals and community services.


Maternity Triage Service


Our Maternity Triage Service is available 24/7 to provide care and advice to women, midwives and GP's in all areas of antenatal, labour and postnatal care.

If you have any health concerns or think you are in labour please contact us at anytime on 01392 406616 for advice.


Useful links and websites


Women’s Health Counsellors are part of the team providing care in The Centre for Women’s Health.  We offer emotional support for women accessing the Midwifery services.


Information about the Midwifery Service


Pregnancy Planner on the NHS Choices websiteThe midwifery supervisors feel that this website is useful and will compliment the information given to you by your midwife