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Maternity Department

Maternity services

Maternity services are situated in the west wing of Darent Valley Hospital in a purpose built area on the third floor offering a full range of antenatal, intrapartum / labour and postnatal care.

Self referral - having your baby at Darent Valley Hospital

To book your pregnancy care you do NOT need a referral from your GP.  You can complete our Online Self Referral Form and refer yourself directly to the hospital. Depending on your pregnancy and individual circumstances, you can choose to have your baby in our Midwifery Led Unit, on our Labour Ward, or at home. IT IS OF HIGH IMPORTANCE THAT YOU REFER EARLY, BEFORE 10 WEEKS  AS SCREENING BLOOD TESTS ARE NOW OFFERED BEFORE 10 WEEKS.


For visiting times information leaflets please visit the relevant sections of the website.

Friends and Family Test Surveys

Would you recommend our maternity services to friends and family?

The NHS friends and family test is an important opportunity for you to provide feedback on the care and treatment you receive and to improve services. We would be very interested to hear your views on our maternity service.


Health Visiting Service

Find out about your local Health Visiting Service here: https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/health-visiting-service/