Maternity

Maternity

We recognise that expectant mothers require very special attention. Our dedicated teams are here to help you through your pregnancy and birth and provide you with the best care to suit your individual needs.

Your pregnancy

baby bump

Your pregnancy

The best possible care for you and your baby

At Barts Health we want to ensure the best possible care for you and your baby during your pregnancy. Please speak to your midwife or contact us if you have any queries.

Your antenatal care

Your Birth

Your Birth

Your birth

A birth that you can choose to meet your needs

At Barts Health NHS trust you can choose to have your baby at one of our tranquil birthing units or in the comfort of your own home cared for by experienced midwives, or in one of our labour wards with doctors close at hand. For some women, giving birth in hospital will be the safest option.

Read our leaflets for advice on specific situations, conditions and choices

Preparing for your birth

After your birth

Get in touch

Get in touch

Get in touch

We want to hear from you

Barkantine birth centre: 020 7791 8000

Barking birth centre: 020 8252 8281

Newham Hospital

  • Maternity helpline: 020 8090 9999 

The Royal London Hospital

  • Queries about labour and baby wellbeing: 020 3594 2364/2381
  • Antenatal clinic appointments: 020 3594 2572
  • Ultrasound scan appointments: 020 3594 2511

Whipps Cross Hospital 

  • 020 8539 5522 extension 5055

WhatsApp safety

Please note that we will only contact you on WhatsApp if you let us know it’s ok. If you receive a WhatsApp message from someone claiming to be a doctor, please contact us. Please do not respond to the WhatsApp message.

  • RLH maternity feedback

    We will never forget the lovely sonographer lady who told us we were expecting a girl. Our midwives were professional and supportive and I cannot thank the staff enough for a healthy baby. You are stars!

    Baby Melissa, Royal London Hospital 

  • WX maternity

    We visited Whipps Cross hospital as we had not felt our baby move in the womb for a few hours, and we needed an emergency c section. This was nerve wracking but all the staff were sensitve and reassuring. Baby and mum are both now doing well and a large part of this is due to the support we got from Whipps Cross in the first days of her life. 

    Duncan, Kathrin and Baby Iris, Whipps Cross Hospital

  • Baby Aurora, The Royal London Hospital

    The midwife that was with me, Martina, was so kind and gentle, her smile made me feel safe and protected. I was scared but the entire staff was amazing and guided me through the whole process. Depsite all the pain and my birth experience going exactly the opposite as I planned it, I still feel it was the best thing and all the staff who assisted me was great. 

  • Afsara, Royal London Hospital

    I am currently 40 weeks pregnant and I was treated with the most care and respect by one of the lovely midwives who work here. I just wanted to share my personal experience of feeling listened to at the time. She kindly answered all my questions and my husbands (believe me we had a lot of questions too).   

  • BAME maternity photo

    My experience has been amazing! I got pregnant at the start of the pandemic and staff have always been so reassuring and comforting even with restrictions. My labour experience was so incredible and thats because the staff were so supportive and encouraging. My partner was allowed to stay the night with me and we never felt rushed. Staff also supported my breastfeeding journey.

    Rahala, Barking Birth Centre

  • My experience at Newham Maternity was absolutely world class! I can't praise and thank the team of midwives and doctors here enough. They provided the utmost personal care, knowledge, admirable skill and professionalism when I had my twins in March 2022. I've been talking about them nonstop and have been so thankful to God that I had my babies there. I would highly recommend many times over!

    Kiki, Newham Hospital

  • Jo, Ryan & Baby Cora, Barkantine Birth Centre

    A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all your team for our safe delivery of baby, Cora on 26th October. 

    We had 2 midwives from the Barkantine Centre who helped us deliver our baby. We loved their energy & determination during the pushing stage and felt they went above and beyond in the aftercare post delivery. 

    Overall, despite planning a home birth, we understood that being induced was the right decision. At every step we felt informed, supported and cared for in our birth journey. 

Ask our antenatal team a question