The road to parenthood

We understand that the thought of giving birth can be both exciting and daunting - particularly if it is your first child. At The Portland Hospital we’re here to ensure you have the best possible pregnancy and birthing experience. From antenatal classes to personalised midwifery care and yoga sessions, our goal is to ensure that every aspect of your journey to parenthood is supported with expertise, compassion, and excellence.

Explore our additional services below to discover how we can assist you on your path to a healthy pregnancy and beyond.

Antenatal classes

Offering eight-weeks of highly specialised antenatal classes, The Bump Class prepares you for childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting. To prepare you mentally, physically and emotionally for childbirth, your classes start in your final trimester.

Pregnancy and baby yoga classes

Here at The Portland Hospital we offer a range of antenatal and postnatal yoga classes designed to help with your breathing and relaxation techniques, in preparation for your labour. Regular exercise during pregnancy helps the baby move into an optimal position for an easier birth.

Yoga exercises can also help with improving core strength and can help avoid some common problems which can occur both during and after pregnancy. These can include nausea, backache, postural imbalances, low-energy levels, difficulty sleeping and poor circulation.

Private Midwives

Working in partnership with Private Midwives, the team offers expert antenatal and postnatal care to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a safe birth experience. During pregnancy, the team aims to alleviate worries and provide confidence through personalised care. After birth, Private Midwives assist with baby care, feeding, and provide emotional support to help you adjust to parenthood. Whether in our hospital or at home, the team are here to support you every step of the way.

Pictures to treasure

As the exclusive photographers for The Portland Hospital, Imagethirst represents excellence in family portraiture. Renowned as one of London's premier studios, they are highly experienced in capturing the most intimate and precious moments of your pregnancy, newborn, and baby milestones, ongoing and beyond. Their expertise extends to various special occasions such as baby showers, christenings, or bar mitzvahs.

Exclusively for our patients

In partnership with The Portland Hospital, Imagethirst offers a complimentary A4 image each year until your child's 18th birthday.

Your complimentary experience includes:

  • Pregnancy session at their studio
  • Private photography session at The Portland Hospital
  • Follow-up session at home for the whole family

For more information

To book a session with Imagethirst, please call 020 7323 5999.

Contact The 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 7390 6068
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