Obstetrics

Specialist care for pregnancy and childbirth

Our dedicated obstetricians and world-class maternity facilities ensure that you and your baby are in safe hands throughout your time with us

What is obstetrics?

Obstetrics is a medical specialty focused on caring for expectant mothers before, during and after childbirth.

As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, The Portland Hospital is dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of mothers-to-be. Our experienced consultant obstetricians work alongside a dedicated team of midwives, sonographers and specialist nurses to support and advise you throughout your pregnancy and beyond.

We'll provide personalised antenatal care as your baby develops and help you make key decisions about how you'd like to give birth. Our maternity service is complemented by the expertise of our paediatric facilities and on-site intensive care unit. We also provide a range of antenatal and postnatal classes for women and their partners, as well as exercise classes such as pregnancy yoga to help you maintain general fitness and prepare your body for having a baby.

Our expertise with pregnancy

We care for you and your baby at all stages of development, offering the choice of midwife-led or consultant-led care and a range of birthing options.

  • Early pregnancy service

    Need to know

    The early pregnancy service at The Portland Hospital is available to give newly expectant mothers the support they need during the first weeks and months of pregnancy. Our team of experienced sonographers and consultants provide personalised care for women experiencing pain, bleeding, morning sickness...

  • Ultrasound during pregnancy

    Need to know

    An ultrasound scan sends sound waves through your womb (uterus), these waves bounce off your baby as echoes. The echoes are recorded and translated into an image on a screen that will show your baby, how its positioned and its movements. Ultrasound scans are painless and have no side effects, you can...

  • Labour pain relief epidural

    Need to know

    An epidural is commonly used to give pain relief during childbirth. It is a type of local anaesthetic which is injected into your spine to numb the nerves in your womb and cervix that send pain signals to your brain. It can help during a long, complicated or especially painful labour.

  • Caesarean delivery

    Need to know

    A caesarean delivery is also known as a caesarean section or c-section. It can be planned for or carried out as an emergency, if things don't go as planned during labour. Your doctor may recommend one for a variety of medical reasons. Some women simply choose to deliver their baby this way.

Your choice of maternity care

At The Portland Hospital, we believe it's important to offer you choice when it comes to your care and delivery. As a mother-to-be, you can choose between midwife-led and consultant-led care. 

Consultant-led maternity care

Consultant-led care is for mothers-to-be who want to be looked after by an obstetrician throughout their pregnancy. 

Midwife-led maternity care

Our midwife-led package is available to pregnant women, expecting an uncomplicated pregnancy and birth.

Our obstetric consultants

Our experienced and compassionate consultant obstetricians are here to look after you and your baby at every stage of your pregnancy.
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The Portland Hospital

The Portland Hospital is one of the UK’s leading private hospitals dedicated to the care of women and children. Our world-class private maternity unit is equipped with five delivery suites on a dedicated labour ward, with 30 en-suite bedrooms and two nurseries.

Request an appointment

Our team can help with any enquiries or you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

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020 7079 4344
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