East Sussex

East Sussex Midwifery

Depending where you live in East Sussex, you may be registered for maternity care at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital, the Conquest Hospital or Eastbourne hospital.

There is a neonatal intensive care unit at the Royal Sussex County hospital (the Trevor Mann baby unit) and it shares a site with the famous Royal Alexandra children’s Hospital meaning that complex care can be provided for newborn babies, including some surgery. There is a special care baby unit at the Conquest hospital, providing care to babies needing extra support after birth, particularly those born a few weeks early.

Angie can accompany you when attending the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital or the Conquest Hospital:
  • For an ultrasound scan if you are worried about the possible findings
  • If you are having an invasive test (CVS or amniocentesis)
  • To meet with obstetric specialists to discuss your physical care in pregnancy and type of birth
  • To meet with fetal medicine specialists to discuss concerns about your baby (this may be at St Georges or Kings College Hospital in London)
  • To meet with neonatal specialists to plan the care your baby may need after birth
  • In labour and at the birth
  • For care after the birth

If your baby’s life is expected to be short it may be appropriate to consider referral to Chestnut Tree House. Angie can support you in considering this and refer you if necessary. She can accompany you to visit Chestnut Tree house to find out more about the services they can offer your family, liaise between the Royal Sussex County hospital and Chestnut Tree house, and is able to visit women there to provide post natal care.

Angie has links with many services and organisations in the East Sussex area, enabling her to introduce you to the people and services you may need on your journey through a complex pregnancy and beyond.