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Place of birth options at Peterborough City Hospital

Your choice of place of birth will be discussed at your booking appointment, but if you change your mind at any time throughout your pregnancy just talk to your midwife, they are there to support you.
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Homebirth

Your choice of place of birth will be discussed at your booking appointment, but if you change your mind at any time throughout your pregnancy just talk to your midwife, who is there to support you. Our community midwives will ensure all women are given the opportunity to give birth at home.

If you choose to give birth at home, the community team will provide you with full antenatal care, in an antenatal clinic, based in your GP surgery or local children's centre.

At approximately 36 weeks a home assessment and discussion of your birth will need to take place in your home. Our community midwives provide 24/7 cover for homebirths and care for you after you have given birth at home and during the postnatal period.

Homebirth Workshop 2018 Dates

These workshops will be based in the antenatal clinics at Peterborough City Hospital from 10am to 12 noon on:

  • Saturday 24 February
  • Saturday 28 April
  • Saturday 30 June
  • Saturday 25 August
  • Saturday 27 October
  • Saturday 15 December

 

Midwifery-Led Birthing Unit

Offering a relaxing, non-clinical environment for women who've had a low-risk pregnancy.

It’s a separate area to the delivery suite, so having your baby here is similar to having your baby at home. Because it’s more like a home than a hospital it helps to promotes a natural birth by enabling women to labour with little intervention.

Facilities include:

  • four active birth rooms, with ensuite facilities
  • Birthing aids - beanbags, birthing couches, balls, and stools are all available

Location: Level 1 in the Women's and Children's department at Peterborough City Hospital.


Delivery suite

Facilities include:

  • 14 delivery rooms, all with ensuite with showers
  • An active pool room
  • A larger room to accommodate women who are having twins
  • A latex-free room specifically designed for women with latex allergies
  • Two obstetric theatres, with recovery and high dependency facilities
  • A two-bedded room with ensuite for women being induced due to pregnancy complications

Location: Level 1 in the Women's and Children's department at Peterborough City Hospital.



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12/03/2018