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Your Labour and Birth

Choosing a place to give birth is important for both you and your baby and this will be part of your discussions with your midwife and/or consultant obstetrician throughout your pregnancy.

Your choice about where to have your baby will depend on the facilities and support you want or need for your labour and the kinds of analgesia options you are considering. This is your pregnancy. We will of course observe your birth preferences, keeping it in the forefront of your maternity care. However if any concerns arise during one of your visits this will be discussed with you indepth so you are able to make an informed choice about your care and an agreed plan can be made.

Your choice of place of birth will be discussed at your booking appointment but can be talked about at any appointment with your midwife.

Our maternity services offer five birthplace options: