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Scarborough Hospital's Midwifery-Led Unit (MLU)


Scarborough Hospital's Midwifery-Led Unit (MLU) opened in February 2010. This is a low technology environment, supervised by midwives, offering low risk mothers and babies from across Scarborough, Whitby, Bridlington and Malton natural, home-style births.

Two of the unit's three spacious rooms are equipped with a birthing pool, while all have en-suite facilities. Each room also includes natural birthing equipment and lava lamps to create a relaxing and calm environment. Complementary therapists are also welcome to accompany you should you wish.

Virtual Tour

Our virtual tours will enable you to take a look at our Midwifery-Led Unit, including one of the delivery rooms.

From 1 April 2017 the MLU will be combined with the hospital’s main maternity unit.  Women will still be able to have a midwifery-led birth in Scarborough Hospital as all of the maternity services currently offered will continue to be available. 

Further information

If you have any questions about the MLU or the service we provide please feel free to phone and speak to a midwife on 01723 236124, or ask your community midwife for more information.

The unit which is located on the second floor of Scarborough Hospital is situated in close proximity to the Trust's main delivery ward - offering women the added reassurance of rapid transfer for consultant support should any complications occur.


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