How It Works

Step-by-step Process

Step 1: You will need a Lead Maternity Carer (LMC)

If you want to give birth at our facility, you need a confirmed booking, made by an LMC midwife who has an Access Agreement.  We recommend getting booked in as early as possible.

Throughout your labour and birth, your LMC midwife remains responsible for the care of you and your baby.

Clinically trained and experienced Birthing Centre staff are on hand to support your LMC midwife, and care for you and your baby post-natally.

We support the training and mentoring of student midwives.  All students on placement at Birthing Centre work with a registered midwife and will only be involved in your care with your express consent.  

Step 2: Pre-admission visit

You are welcome to visit the facility before your birth.  We run regular tours or you can organise a visit with your LMC at a time convenient to you.

Step 3: What happens when you go into labour?

Just as you would for a hospital or home birth, liaise with your LMC midwife, who will ensure the birthing centre is ready for your arrival.  

Step 4: Birth

You’ll labour and give birth in your own private room. All our rooms have baths suitable for water births.

Step 5: Post-Birth

Clinically qualified, experienced and caring staff will work with your LMC midwife in ensuring you are well cared for post-natally. Mums who give birth at the centre are welcome to stay at the centre for two nights post-birth. Supportive partners (or alternative support person) who actively take part in caring for mum and bonding with baby can stay at the mothers request. Expect to be nurtured with gentle support and advice on breastfeeding and caring for your baby, and delicious and nutritious meals. Our team is here for you.

Step 6: Home time!

Our goal is for all of our mums to return home feeling confident and empowered in their ability to look after their baby. If you’re struggling with breastfeeding once you’ve left the centre, our clinically qualified and experienced staff are here to help. We can offer you advice over the phone or put you in touch with one of our wrap around services to provide ongoing support.