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.

Sharon Cooper

Finding your way at The Portland: meet Sharon Cooper, our Maternity Coordinator

At The Portland Hospital our midwives and maternity teams are supported by our Maternity Coordinator, 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.

Are you interested in a career in midwifery?

If you’re an experienced NMC-registered midwife, this is an opportunity to deliver personal one-to-one care, from antenatal through to postnatal care.

As one of our midwive you’ll have the time and resources you need to deliver care you can be truly proud of.

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. 

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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