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Wantage Maternity Unit

Unfortunately we are not currently able to offer births at Wantage Maternity Unit.

April 2020 - COVID-19 update

We are contacting women booked to give birth at Wantage Maternity Unit and offering alternative locations:

The Wantage midwifery team will continue to deliver antenatal and postnatal care.

About us

We care for women from across the Vale of White Horse, including Wantage, Abingdon, Faringdon, Southmoor and all the surrounding villages, working closely with the Abingdon midwifery team.

In normal times, the Unit is the smallest of the three freestanding midwifery-led units in Oxfordshire.

At present we are offering birth in alternative locations to women who would usually choose Wantage.

Antenatal care

The friendly team of midwives and maternity support workers will provide your antenatal care within the unit and in the surrounding GP surgeries. This can include antenatal appointments, advice on preganancy and birth, and blood tests.

Postnatal care

Once your baby has arrived the team will support you in the initial postnatal period, ensuring all your questions are answered and help given with everything from nappy changing to feeding, including breastfeeding support.


"Having my son here was the best decision I made! Every one of the staff here could not do enough for us the whole way through! The unit itself is very calming and welcoming and my son's birth was made easier and more relaxing by the midwives present. An amazing experience all round and I'd recommend anyone to use this fabulous unit!"

"Had my baby boy eight months ago here and it was the easiest birth out of both my two. It was just me, my partner and the midwife team there and it was the most calm atmosphere (that labour and birth can be) the midwife I had was amazing and was so calm throughout my birth made me feel so at ease. Would highly recommend this place to have babies. I will be having any future babies I have here if I can."

Contact us

Wantage Maternity Unit
Garston Lane
Wantage OX12 7AS

Tel: 01865 904832

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