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Where to Give Birth

One of the most important decisions that you will make during your pregnancy is where to have your baby. Many women are initially unsure where is best for them.

We know from research that women do best in labour where they feel private and safe. If you and your baby are healthy and well you need to think about where giving birth would feel right for you.

The important thing to remember is that you have plenty of time to choose and some women do not make up their mind until they are in labour. You can talk about this with your midwife and she will give you all the information you will need to make that choice.

If there are some complications during your pregnancy your midwife will refer you to an obstetrician who will support you in planning your antenatal care and birth.    

Read our Birth Place Decisions Leaflet.