We offer a range of options about where you can have your baby depending on your personal circumstances and your preferences.
At your first appointment with your midwife (the booking appointment), you be given advice about these options.
At any time during your pregnancy or labour, our Midwives will highlight any factors which are relevant to your decision about where to give birth.
They will explain and discuss these factors with you and advise you on options for care and the implications of any decision so you can make an informed choice.
You will be involved in all aspects of decision making and your wishes will be respected.
Sometimes women need extra support during labour such as the induction of labour or epidural pain relief.
On such occasions, you will be cared for and supported by our Obstetric Team of doctors and Midwives.
Our Obstetric Team provides 24 hour obstetric and anaesthetic cover and will monitor your baby intermittently or continuously as needed.
Medication and pain relief will be available if you need it and we will support you if you need an assisted delivery or a cesarean section.
If you have a more complex pregnancy, you will be recommended to have a hospital birth and you will be cared for by a specialist multidisciplinary team during your pregnancy and the birth of your child.
We also have a neonatal paediatric service based in our Special Care Baby Unit for babies who need extra assistance after they are born or are premature.