Where to have my baby

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Where to have my Baby

At your first appointment and towards the end of your pregnancy the midwife will discuss where you would like to have your baby.

There are three birth settings that you can choose from, these are

It is usual for women who have a straight forward pregnancy to give birth at home or in the Birth Centre.

If your pregnancy is not straight forward you may be advised to give birth in the Hospital Delivery Suite.

Click the link below to view the place of birth decision tree which gives the pros and cons for each of the three birth settings.

If you're not sure about where you would like to give birth, have a look at our place of birth decision tree - your midwife will also discuss your options with you:

Place of birth decision tree >>

Place of birth poster>>

You can see a video from Bexley Maternity Voices here. One mum describes the birth centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital as being like a 5 star hotel and that she didnt want to go home!

Check out our new video, and see the maternity services on offer at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust:

Refer Yourself Today

Refer Yourself Today

Did you know you can refer yourself for an appointment with one of our midwives without speaking to your GP first?

You can self-refer by calling our midwife hotline on 07787 841 986.

Or fill out our online self-referral form for Maternity Services


Join the Maternity Voices Partnership

Join the Maternity Voices Partnership

Have you or your partner had a baby in the last 3 years?

Would you like to make Lewisham and Greenwich maternity services better?

We need mums and dads to join our Maternity Voices Partnership (Formally known as Maternity Services Liaison Committee - MSLC).

More about the Maternity Voices Partnership

Midwives In Mothercare!

Midwives In Mothercare!

Midwives from Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust will be coming to a Mothercare near you as part of the My Mothercare Expectant Parent Events.

These evenings will be a fun, friendly and supportive place for expectant parents learn more about essential baby products and key parenting topics from experts and healthcare professionals.

To see the events schedule and book your place, please click on the link below:

My Mothercare Expectant Parent Events Schedule>>