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Your pregnancy and giving birth is an incredibly precious time for parents-to-be, and we are always delighted when people choose to have their baby at our world-renowned hospital for women and children.

We pride ourselves on supporting and empowering our mothers-to-be and their birth partners at all times and ensuring they feel as informed and reassured as possible about their birthing experience with us. We encourage and advise all maternity patients to access antenatal care during pregnancy. These sessions are an opportunity for you to find out more information about giving birth, as well as ensuring you and your baby stay healthy as you progress with your pregnancy.
 
Maternity Patient Navigator, Sharon Cooper

Finding your way at The Portland: meet Sharon Cooper, our Patient Navigator

At The Portland Hospital our midwives and maternity teams are supported by our maternity patient navigator, Sharon Cooper. Sharon is a dedicated point of contact to help you understand what's available at The Portland Hospital for your pregnancy, the steps you need to take during your pregnancy journey and answer any questions about booking to have your baby with us.

 

 

Early pregnancy services

The early pregnancy service at The Portland Hospital is available to give newly expectant mothers the support they need during their first weeks and months of pregnancy. 

Our team of experienced sonographers and consultants provide personalised care for women experiencing pain, bleeding, morning sickness or loss of symptoms. We offer a number of ultrasound examinations and routine antenatal screenings, including: 

  • Early pregnancy and dating scan
  • Anatomy
  • Growth and Doppler examinations
  • NIPT Harmony and Panoroma tests
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Amniocentesis

Same-day appointments are often available. If necessary, we can arrange further tests or consultations with a Gynaecologist.

Scanning - 6 weeks of pregnancy

The Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine Unit offers both a consultant and sonographer-led service. Using state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, you and your partner can share in the experience of seeing your baby grow and mark the milestones in their development as your pregnancy progresses. 

All our scans and non-invasive prenatal tests can be booked individually or for your ease you can choose from one of the packages we offer below: 

  • Early pregnancy reassurance package
  • Down's/early screening package
  • Growth reassurance package
  • Complete scanning package

We also offer a variety of other tests for your choice and reassurance, including:

Harmony and Panorama tests - these non-invasive prenatal tests can be undertaken alongside normal ultrasound scans and screens for Down’s, Edwards and Patau’s Syndrome.

Genetic testing - we provide highly advanced genetic testing programmes for individuals and partners wishing to conceive via IVF.

Please ask a member of the team for more information. For more information please call 020 7390 6350.

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Your choice of consultant or midwife-led care

We believe it is important to offer expectant mothers choice and control over the type of antenatal care and delivery they receive.

At The Portland Hospital we offer both consultant-led and midwife-led care, as well as the full range of birthing options to enable you to develop your own birth plan. Depending on your individual pregnancy requirements, you can be assured that we provide a range of packages to suit your needs from early pregnancy through to your delivery. To find out more about our maternity packages, please email info.portland@hcahealthcare.co.uk or call 020 3468 6141.

 

Consultant-led care

Consultant-led care is for mothers-to-be who prefer to be looked after by a consultant obstetrician throughout their pregnancy, whether it is low-risk, or in some cases, high-risk.
 
Your chosen obstetrician will advise on all aspects of your antenatal and maternity care. They will also arrange your hospital booking for the delivery of your baby and offer an informed choice on all types of birth, from natural delivery to caesarean sections.
 
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Midwife-led care

Maternity care led by a midwife is available for mothers-to-be who are medically and physically low-risk and expecting an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth.

We have a team of highly-experienced, friendly and committed midwives who have the time and resources to empower women wanting a natural birth and to follow their birth plan, including the option of a water birth.

Our complete midwife-led maternity package can be accessed at 10, 20 or 30 weeks and includes:

  • Ultrasound scans
  • Routinely-required blood tests
  • Midwife-led birth and the first 24 hours of stay from admission into your private room at The Portland Hospital
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Your midwife-led care journey

View our planners at the stage relevant to your pregnancy journey.

For consultant-led care your chosen consultant will have a similar timeline, please contact them directly to obtain your plan of care.

Contact The Portland's maternity team

Do you have some questions about our maternity care? You can contact us by phone or email and we'll be happy to help.

020 3468 6141
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