Having your baby at Newham Hospital

Having your baby at Newham Hospital

Choosing our hospital

Welcome to our maternity service at Newham Hospital. We help to deliver around 5,500 babies a year, making us one of the busiest maternity units in the country.  We are very proud of our service and we are committed to providing high quality maternity care.

We provide care at Newham Hospital and in the community, primarily to women who live in the London boroughs of Newham, Barking, Havering and Redbridge. However, we also welcome women from outside these boroughs to come and give birth at our hospital.

All of the staff you meet during your care with us should introduce themselves and carry an identification badge. Please do not be afraid to ask for a person’s name or role if you do not know who they are.

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Welcome to our maternity department

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Our address

Our maternity services are located Newham Hospital, Glen Road, Plaistow, London, E13 8SL. Maternity booking services are located on the ground floor of the hospital in zone 12. 

Urgent enquiries

If you need to speak to a midwife urgently you can do this by calling our 24 hour emergency number 0207 363 8765.

Non-urgent enquiries

For non-urgent enquiries, you can call our maternity helpline on 020 8090 9999, Monday to Sunday between 10am and 8pm.

  • The antenatal and delivery unit today provided us with exceptional service. All the staff and particularly the midwives were extremely polite and supremely professional and a credit to the NHS and moreover a credit to society. Knowledgeable, caring, empathetic, highly professional are just a few of the adjectives to describe them. 5 star service and highly recommended - thank you very much!

    Irfan, Newham Hospital

  • 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

  • I had a normal birth at Barking Birth Centre and found the midwives to very friendly and supportive - I would highly recommend giving birth here.

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    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