The majority of our services, including all inpatient services, are based in the Women’s and Children Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert. These include a women’s outpatient clinic and investigations unit, women’s day care unit, gynaecology services and labour suite.
However midwifery outpatient services are also held at Stirling Community Hospital as well as in a number of other community locations across Forth Valley.
All women are offered an opportunity to book a first appointment with a midwife, who will help them plan their pregnancy care. Women should arrange an appointment with a midwife as early as possible after learning of the pregnancy. Find out what you need to do.
BadgerNet Electronic Maternity Notes
Pregnant women in Forth Valley can access a summary of their pregnancy notes through their PC, tablet, or apple device. Before you register online your midwife will provide you with a security phrase and record your contact details, including email address and phone number.
Once you have been issued a security phrase visit www.pregnotes.net to register or download the Maternity Notes by BadgerNet app from the apple app store. When registering your online account with your email address and given security phrase you will be text a security code to activate your account.
Parentcraft Education Classes
Parentcraft classes in Forth Valley run for a four week block, running each consecutive week and are a great way to learn about labour and birth, and meet people from the local area. We recommend to book in to start the classes at around 28 weeks.
These classes are now available to book online from the March 2018 block of classes onwards by visiting Eventbrite.
If you have any problems booking online, please email: FV-UHB.ParentCraft@nhs.net or speak to your midwife.
If you have any questions about your pregnancy or if you think that you may be in labour call triage on 01324 567 098
|Reception||01324 567 300|
|Ward 6 – Gynaecology||01324 566 388|
|Ward 7 – Labour Ward||01324 567 240|
|Ward 8 – Antenatal/Postnatal||01324 567 262|
|11am to 8pm for one named person. All other visitors – 3pm to 4pm and 7pm to 8pm.|
|Open visiting is not allowed during labour, only the two named birth partners will be given access to Ward 7. Two named birth partners can be with labouring woman.|
|Postnatal – 11am to 8pm one named birth partner and/or direct siblings. All other visitors – 3pm to 4pm and 7pm to 8pm. Neonatal Unit – parents and direct siblings any time, only 2 per cot space.|
|Children’s Ward||10am to 7pm, 2 per bed (unless resident parent or carer)|
We have our own separate entrance which is locked overnight. If you arrive in the evening there is a night entrance door to the right. A buzzer operated door entry system will connect you directly to the Ward where staff can automatically unlock the door.
Informative and instructional videos to help along your journey, antenatal and postnatal.
Our virtual tour of the labour suite gives pregnant women the chance to see inside one of the new maternity en-suite delivery rooms and a delivery room with a birthing pool.
For more information on health during pregnancy please look at the following links:
- Ready Steady Baby!– a mobile app and online guide to pregnancy, birth and early parenthood by NHS Health Scotland
- Take Life On – Simple steps to a healthier lifestyle from the Scottish Government
- Patient.co.uk – advice for women who are planning to become pregnant
- Maternal, Infant and Early Years Nutrition
- Useful Contact Numbers