Definition of maternity unit in English:

maternity unit


  • A hospital department specializing in the treatment and care of women and babies during pregnancy and childbirth.

    ‘maternity units are under increasing pressure from complex pregnancies’
    • ‘New parents have spoken of the excellent care they received at Devizes Maternity Unit.’
    • ‘The Princess Anne Maternity Unit at the Royal Bolton Hospital sees 50 per cent of mothers leave the hospital breastfeeding their babies.’
    • ‘A pensioner has devoted hours of her time to knitting baby clothes, which she will present to the Maternity Unit at the Great Western Hospital.’
    • ‘I was born in the maternity unit nearly 64 years ago.’
    • ‘The campaign for a 24-hour maternity unit in Braintree has been stepped up.’
    • ‘Jayne's room at the Gawler maternity unit was littered with presents.’
    • ‘Construction of a purposebuilt maternity unit is included in the development plan for the hospital.’
    • ‘Clacton's maternity unit is set to close for up to two months.’
    • ‘Support of breastfeeding by the maternity unit nurses is a key component to a successful breastfeeding program.’
    • ‘He also covered the accident and emergency department and delivered babies in the maternity unit.’
    • ‘Since the 14-bed maternity unit shut last October, only limited facilities have been available, with a restricted six-hour stay after delivery.’
    • ‘Recently she was appointed to run a maternity unit in Copenhagen.’
    • ‘Our research analyses the system of care in labour wards in each of seven maternity units in the north west of England.’
    • ‘Denise is a Consultant to maternity units wishing to introduce complementary therapies into midwifery care.’