Cavan Monaghan Hospital: Maternity Services

Cavan Monaghan Hospital is committed to providing the relevant professional expertise to have a positive pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal experience.  As we are a training hospital, student nurses/midwives will be involved in your care.

The Maternity Department is located on the first floor of Cavan General Hospital.  The department consists of 31 inpatient beds, 4 labour suites, 1 supportive care room, a Midwifery Led Unit (MLU) and a Special Care Baby Unit.  

The MLU is a unit located within the Maternity Department of Cavan General Hospital.  Cavan General Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the country to have a MLU, the other is also located in the North East at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co. Louth.

The Maternity Department at Cavan General Hospital currently provides maternity services for approximately 1,300 births per year and a Special Care Baby Unit providing care for babies from 30 weeks gestation onwards.

Cavan Monaghan Hospital recommends breastfeeding because it is the best start in life for babies. The hospital is accredited as a ‘baby-friendly’ hospital, which means that we provide a high standard of care so that pregnant women and new mothers receive the support they need to breastfeed successfully.

Find out about your choice of care and birth options in our choices of care leaflet.

If you choose to have your baby at Cavan General Hospital, there are two options of care available to you - Consultant Led and Midwifery Led.

Consultant Led Care

Public care

Private care

Midwifery Led Care

Antenatal care

Labour and delivery

Postnatal care

Other Services

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

Antenatal Education

Lactation Support

Physiotherapy Care

Perinatal Mental Health

Bereavement Support