Map Kenwood Wing, Magdala Avenue, London N19 5NF
Switchboard 020 7288 3482
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Specialist services include: Diabetes, multiple pregnancy,named midwife antenatally, vulnerable women, enhanced recovery
There is car parking available at this hospital.
We’re here for you from the very start of your pregnancy through to the birth of your baby and beyond to guide you through this exciting time in your life. Depending on your pregnancy you can choose to have your baby: at home; in our birth centre; on our labour ward.
We tailor maternity care to your individual needs. Our dedicated team will look after you every step of the way, from your first antenatal appointment through to our health visitors seeing you and your baby at home after birth.
At Whittington Hospital you can have your baby at:
The Birth Centre care is individually tailored to your needs and we offer a range of specialist equipment including
- birthing pools
- bean bags
Birthing pools are available in every room for a water birth or to help you feel comfortable during labour. Labouring and giving birth in water can help women to relax, provide support to move around easily and relieve pain.
We also encourage and support the use of active birth techniques, hypnobirthing and acupuncture to help you have a normal birth without medical interventions.
Our labour ward offers:
- One to one midwifery care
- Direct access to obstetric doctors if your labour becomes complicated
- Direct access to anaesthetists (who will help you to choose the appropriate pain relief in labour, such as epidural)
- Neonatologists (specialists in the care of newborn babies) and a highly acclaimed neonatal and special care baby unit if your baby requires any specialist help after birth
- Access to an adult intensive care unit in case you require specialist help around the time of your baby’s birth
Home birth are available for women who live in the Whittington Hospital area.
The benefits of having your baby at home include:
- Being in familiar surroundings, where you may feel more relaxed and able to cope
- No need to interrupt your labour to travel to our birth centre or labour ward
- Possibility of being looked after by a midwife you have got to know during your pregnancy
- Being less likely to need any medical interventions