Maternity Nursing Service (NHS Western Isles)

When you first find out you are pregnant you should contact a Midwife through your local Maternity Team for your first appointment. Your Maternity Team provides a range of services and information. This includes: antenatal breastfeeding class, breastfeeding support; clinic schedule and ultrasound scan.

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This service is anonymous and available for anyone who has any pregnancy issues, even before meeting your Midwife. If required, a discreet meeting can be arranged outwith hospital premises before your first appointment.

Expectant parents in Lewis and Harris will receive a letter to attend the Parentcraft classes when they are around 28-30 weeks pregnant. The couples classes are held on different dates each year, but you will be informed in advance of the dates and times.

Expectant parents in Uists and Barra will also receive a letter to attend classes held locally to them. Classes are provided as per demand.

Services Offered

  • Breastfeeding
  • Fertility
  • Gynaecology
  • Parent Support
  • Postnatal Illness
  • Sexual Health
  • Termination Referral

Western Isles Pregnancy Crisis Support - Offers a caring and confidential place for anyone facing any pregnancy-related difficulty which requires extra support. Tel 07901 966101 or visit the website here

Opening times

Open 24/7

Contact details

Lewis & Harris Area
01851 704 704
Uists Area
01870 603 354
Barra Area
01871 810 282
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Maternity Ward
Western Isles Hospital
Macaulay Road

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adapted toilets
disabled parking
guide dogs welcome
lift available
wheelchair access
assistance dog welcome
ground floor level
Last Updated: 19/10/2022

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