Birth Centre

For over 15 years the Kingston Birth Centre has offered midwife-led, one-to-one, personalised labour care to women with uncomplicated pregnancies.

“Our birth centre provides holistic, woman-centred care in a home-from-home environment. We are a dedicated team of passionate midwives with a vision to ensure a safe, calm, and unique birthing experience for you and your family.  We are with you every step of the way, putting you at the heart of your care.”

Our midwife-led birth centres are run by highly skilled team of midwives and support staff, who are available to support women with uncomplicated pregnancies give birth in a comfortable environment where they can feel at home

We offer a range of facilities which includes 3 birthing pools, 2 early active labour rooms and 3 postnatal rooms. All room have en-suite facilities

Please speak to your midwife if you would like to use our midwifery led birth centre or learn more about what we offer

Choosing Kingston Birth Centre

What pain relief is available?

Your birth preferences are important to us and you will be supported in your chosen method of pain relief. Commonly used options include: breathing techniques, hypnobirthing, TENS machine (you will need to provide your own), entonox (gas and air), aromatherapy, water immersion, oramorph or pethidine. There is no epidural service on the Birth Centre. In the event that you wish to have an epidural, we will arrange transfer to the Delivery Suite which is located on the same floor.

What happens when I go into labour?

Contact our midwives in triage on 0208 934 2802. A Midwife will ask you some questions about your labour and advise you what to do next.

What happens if my birth preferences change?

Birth Centre is located a short distance from Delivery Suite and Theatres.  There is timely access to a team of doctors including Obstetricians, Paediatricians and Anaesthetists dependent on need.

After birth and going home

Partners are welcome to stay in hospital for the duration of the stay. The postnatal rooms are equipped with reclining chairs for sleeping overnight.

Your midwife will discuss an individual discharge plan soon after birth. Many women choose to return home within a few hours of birth, the average length of stay on Birth Centre is 7 hours.

Hot and cold meals are available for mothers and special dietary requirements can be accommodated. Water, tea and coffee refreshments are available around the unit.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Birth Centre. Please get in touch for more information and follow us on Instagram @birthcentrekh

Birth Centre information booklet

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