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Maternity services are available throughout Fife, with inpatient services at our Maternity unit in the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy. We also offer specialised outpatient services both here and at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline.

On discovering that you are pregnant

On discovering that you are pregnant, your first port of call should be your midwife. You don’t need to see your GP, simply ask the receptionist at your surgery to make you an initial appointment with the midwife.

Once you have booked with your midwife, your care may be midwife-led, consultant-led or a mixture of both depending on your circumstances.

Your baby, your choice

You have choices over the care that you receive in pregnancy and birth of your baby and we will aim to fully support your choices. We have two delivery units at Victoria Hospital, the consultant-led (CLU) and the midwife-led (MLU) or you may wish to have your baby at home, with the support from our Homebirth team. 

Unicef UK accreditated service

NHS Fife Maternity Services has been accredited as a Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative Gold service in recognition of the quality care that our families receive. The award recognises how the service promotes, supports and protects breastfeeding as well as parent-baby relationship building.

Neonatal services in Fife are also Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative accredited in recognition of supporting close and loving relationships, maximising the use of breast milk and including parents as partners in care.