MATERNITY SELF REFERRAL

Maternity Services

 

Congratulations on your pregnancy.

Choosing the right hospital can be an overwhelming process. To help you do this, it can be helpful to know how NHS maternity care is provided.

We want everyone to have continuity of carer during their maternity care.

This means you are linked to the same team during your pregnancy and postnatal care. This helps build a relationship with your midwife and their team. Research shows this leads to better outcomes for both mums and babies. It can also give you a more positive experience throughout your pregnancy.

Please consider where you live as part of your decision about where to have your maternity care. All hospitals offer continuity of carer if you live within in their catchment area.

If you live outside of the catchment area, we can still provide maternity care but are unable to offer continuity of carer. The hospital from the catchment area you live in will be responsible for your postnatal care once you have left hospital after giving birth.

All midwifery appointments are held in local community hubs if you live within our catchment area.

 To self refer to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital click here

To self refer to Guys and St Thomas Hospital click here