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How to find out where the nearest maternity unit would be whilst on uk holiday?

(9 Posts)
ag123 Mon 20-Jul-15 20:05:32

Hi, heading down to Cornwall at the weekend when I will be 34/35 weeks pregnant.
This is my second pregnancy, first went to term but have a section booked at 39 weeks this time due to complications during emcs first time round.
So I'm not really expecting anything to happen but was just thinking I should probably at least look up where I should go if anything untoward were to happen...will be in deepest darkest Cornwall (near Land's End) so it may be a fair drive to get somewhere if needed...

Chchchchanging Mon 20-Jul-15 20:09:00

If you're high risk it would be in Truro where Mrs Cameron unexpectedly delivered their youngest daughter...

Christelle2207 Mon 20-Jul-15 20:09:36

Where's the nearest town on the map! Fairly sure there is a hospital in Truro. Google town + maternity unit.

JassyRadlett Mon 20-Jul-15 20:40:07

We're in the same boat at 35 weeks! Not going any further than Wadebridge, though...

ero30 Mon 20-Jul-15 21:03:11

I think Treliske in Truro is the only maternity ward in Cornwall.

goldenhen Mon 20-Jul-15 21:07:15 (google which maternity unit) lets you search by postcode, so you can read up on all the ones that are near where you will be!

Gillian1980 Mon 20-Jul-15 21:12:52

Yep, Treliske in Truro is the only big hospital and maternity unit.

There are smaller community hospitals nearer - there's one in penzance - but really you'd need to get to Truro.

ag123 Mon 20-Jul-15 22:19:27

Oh crap! Long drive to Truro! Oh well, fingers crossed!!

GreenBoatRedBoat Tue 21-Jul-15 02:41:51

I was born in Truro smile (pointless post)

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