Maternity Services

Approximately 9,000 women in Lothian access maternity services each year. Women would normally access care via their community midwife or General Practitioner. Teams of community midwives are based in the City of Edinburgh, East, Mid and West Lothian and these midwives and their hospital based colleagues provide care to women throughout their pregnancy and after the birth. Care may be shared with the General Practitioner and/or the named Obstetrician.

The philosophy of care is evidence-based and the choice of place of birth is at home, the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Little France or St John’s Hospital in Livingston. The community midwives work closely with their colleagues in the community setting which enables a holistic and seamless approach to care.

Contact Details

Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health: 0131 536 1000

St John’sHospital at Livingston: 01506 523 000

City of Edinburgh - Community Based Teams



Contact Tel No

North East Edinburgh

Leith Community Treatment Centre

0131 536 6450

North West Edinburgh

Pennywell Resource Centre

0131 537 4251


Corstorphine Hospital

0131 459 7257

South Central Edinburgh

Tollcross Health Centre

0131 536 9847

South East Edinburgh

Craigmillar Medical Centre

0131 536 9630

South West Edinburgh

Sighthill Health Centre

0131 537 7116

East, Mid and West Lothian - Community Based Teams



Contact Tel No

East Lothian

Roodlands Hospital, Haddington

0131 536 8304

Mid Lothian

Dalkeith Medical Centre

0131 561 5533

West Lothian

South Queensferry Health Centre

0131 537 4465


Pentlands Health Centre

0131 449 8615


Armadale Health Centre

01501 730339

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you're on benefits, or if you're pregnant and under 18.

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Last Reviewed: 17/12/2014