Birth Centre at University Hospital Lewisham

Lewisham Birth Centre

Our mother and baby-centred Birth Centre has continued to receive rave reviews since it opened in May 2010.

The Birth Centre at University Hospital Lewisham is staffed entirely by midwives and provides a relaxed home-like environment for healthy pregnant women.

Each of the Birth Centre’s five birthing rooms has the privacy of an en-suite bathroom with three having their own fixed birthing pools. Each room has a double bed and flat screen TV, and natural birthing aids such as a stool, a sling and a birthing ball.

Who can use the Birth Centre?

Pregnant women who have had a straight forward pregnancy with no medical problems and/or no problems in a previous pregnancy or labour can use the birth centre.

We welcome women from across Lewisham and the surrounding London boroughs, including Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth and Southwark. We are also very happy to care for women from other parts of London and Kent.

Where is the Birth Centre located?

The Birth Centre is situated on the ground floor of the Women & Children’s Wing (pink zone) at University Hospital Lewisham, Lewisham High Street, London, SE13 6LH.

How to book the Birth Centre?

If you would like to have your baby in the birth centre or would like more information you should discuss your intentions with your midwife.

How can you contact the Birth Centre?

You can call the Birth Centre on 0203 192 6863, or email

What else do you need to know?

Options for coping with labour include a range of pain relief options such as; use of a birthing pool, gas and air (Entonox) and Pethidine. Epidurals for pain relief are not available. 

You are very welcome to take a tour of the Birth Centre, which can be arranged via your midwife or by emailing

If you have not already, you can refer yourself directly to our maternity services without having to speak to your GP. You can call our maternity hotline on 07787 841 986.

If you have any non-urgent enquiries, why not ask Edie our E-Midwife:

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