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Midwifery

Caring for you throughout your pregnancy


Our midwifery service provides antenatal and postnatal support, care and guidance for women who are having a baby

What is midwifery?

Midwives specialise in looking after pregnant women who are expected to have a straightforward pregnancy and birth. The relationship you have with your midwife becomes increasingly important and valuable. They're with you from the start of your pregnancy, supporting you through labour and the first 28 days of your baby's life. They lead antenatal classes, prepare you for what to expect and advise on things like breastfeeding.

You usually meet your midwife for the first time before you're 10 weeks pregnant. During this appointment, they carry out routine tests and assessments. You see them every four weeks until you're 28 weeks, every two weeks until you're 36 weeks then once a week after that. As your due date approaches, we make sure you meet all our midwives. This is so you feel comfortable and happy around the people you and your baby are likely to encounter during your stay.

Midwife-led Delivery

At The Portland Hospital, we offer a Midwife-led Delivery and a Consultant-led Delivery . Our team of midwives are dedicated to making sure your pregnancy experience are calm and managed as it can be.  

Our midwife- delivery packages can be accessed from 10, 20 or 30 weeks during your pregnancy. This option includes all antenatal appointments, ultrasound scans, routinely-required blood tests, midwife-led birth and the first 24 hours stay from admission to hospital.

Midwife listening to patient's bump
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 Sharon Cooper our Maternity Patient Navigator. 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.

 

Sharon joined us from AXA Global Healthcare, where she was focused on customer satisfaction for cancer and maternity patients, and achieved the ‘Customer Champion Award for 2018’ as a result.

 

If you you would like to discuss your maternity options with Sharon, or are interested in our Maternity tours or Open days, please call our maternity enquiry line on 020 7390 6068, or contact her by email on: info.portland@hcahealthcare.co.uk 

Our maternity hospital

The Portland Hospital is our maternity hospital, providing access to all facilities related to having a baby, including pre and postnatal care. 

  • The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

Find out more about our maternity care

We offer regular tours of our maternity unit and meet the midwife sessions, as well as Open days during the year. If you would like more information on having your baby at The Portland Hospital contact our maternity enquiry line on:

0207 390 6068
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