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Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby; Women and Children's Department

All of our maternity and children’s services are provided within a dedicated and custom-made women and children’s building.This is on the main hospital site at Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Scartho Road, Grimsby DN33 2BA. This facility incorporates children's services, gynaecology services and an obstetric ultrasound service. There is a café and a shop near the entrance. Vending machines are also available. Parking is available on site for a fee.

The hospital offers a labour, delivery, recovery and postnatal (LDRP) system of care; which allows a woman’s care to happen in the same en-suite room. Single and twin rooms are available for those families who require an extended stay.

The unit houses 37 beds, including a dedicated operating theatre, a family room, a high observation room, a room for mums-to-be with additional needs, a low risk room and a water-birth room. Partners are encouraged to stay overnight from birth to support the women and help take care of the baby. Shortly this service is to be extended to partners being able to stay from admission.

This allows women to have their baby in the same room they are admitted to, in a home-from-home environment, which has become hugely popular with families and partners who are actively encouraged to stay as a family throughout their inpatient stay.

At Grimsby in 2018 there were 2,445 deliveries with a 68% normal delivery rate.

Scunthorpe General Hospital

The maternity unit at Scunthorpe is within Scunthorpe General Hospital, Cliff Gardens, DN15 7BH. On-site parking is available. There is a cafe in the main hospital building and vending machines throughout. 

The hospital offers a combined antenatal and postnatal ward (26) and a central delivery suite (CDS). Ward 26 has a total of 26 beds and CDS has a total of eight beds. The obstetric theatres are based in the CDS and adjacent is the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).  The hospital has a pool room where water births are offered. The hospital has a normal delivery rate of 69.1%.

Goole and District Hospital 

The hospital is situated on Woodland Avenue Goole DN14 6RX. On-site parking is available and there is a coffee shop in the main entrance, opened on weekdays only. The hospital offers a 'home from home' unit that is staffed by the community midwife team. Women who are low risk are supported to deliver at Goole District Hospital where  midwifery-led care is provided. The hospital has a pool room where water births are offered and other birthing furniture is available, such as bean bags, mattresses, and birthing chairs.

Core and Specialist Services


Scunthorpe General Hospital

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby

Goole and District Hospital

1:1 midwife support

Midwifery-led birth centre

Anaesthetic clinic


Antenatal education

Bereavement service


Birth after C-section

Birth pools


Breastfeeding support

Car parking

Epidural service

Fetal medicine service

High BMI clinic

Homebirth service

Labour ward

Neonatal intensive care


Partner staying overnight

Perinatal mental health support


Access to smoking cessation services

Substance and alcohol misuse midwife

Telephone helpline




Unit tours

Vulnerable women's service

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Your baby is now officially an embryo and is about the size of a poppy seed.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/4-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby is now the size of a kidney bean and weighs 1g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/8-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Welcome to the second trimester!

Your baby is about the size of a small lime and weighs approximately 14g.

You have hopefully seen your midwife for your 'booking in' appointment, if you have not yet seen a midwife please make an appointment quickly, so you can have all of your choices about screening tests explained and offered to you.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/12-weeks-pregnant/ for more information. You can also link to the 'Pregnancy Journey' area here.  


Your baby is about the size of an avocado and weighs approximately 100g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/16-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby has grown in length and is now the length of a small banana and weighs approximately 300g. Around this time you will be offered your '20 week' scan, also known as the 'anatomy' or 'anomaly' scan.Click here for more information about screening. 

This is a also a good time to talk and sing to your bump as your baby can now hear sounds. This is great way for you and your partner/family to bond with your baby.

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/20-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Your baby has grown again to the approximate length of an ear of sweetcorn and weighs about 600g. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/24-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

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Welcome to the third trimester!

Your baby is now approximately the weight of an aubergine; about 1kg and approximately 37cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/28-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (3)

Your baby now weighs approximately the same as a coconut; around 1.5kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/32-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (5)

Your baby is now around the same size as a lettuce, approximately 47cm long and weighs around 2.6kg. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/36-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.

2019-07-03 (9)

Your baby is now the weight of a small watermelon which is approximately 3.3kg and around 50cm in length. 

Please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/40-weeks-pregnant/ for more information.