All women, including first time mothers, are entitled to choose the place that their baby is born. Most women can be reassured that they can leave the final decision until the last few weeks of pregnancy.
If you find you have a concern outside of your schedule antenatal visits, you may wish to access the Surrey Heartlands Pregnancy Advice Line on 0300 123 5473.
Labour can be painful, so it’s important to learn about all the ways that you can relieve the pain. It’s also helpful for whoever is going to support you during the labour to know the different options, as well as how they can support you.
The Abbey Birth Centre
Leading the way for normal birth the Abbey Birth Centre has been purpose built to provide a ‘home from home’ environment for women who have normal and uncomplicated pregnancies and want to give birth in a less clinical setting.
What To Bring?
A list of items we suggest you bring with you when you have your baby and for your hospital stay with us.
Visiting Restrictions – Important COVID-19 Update. Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus we need to implement a strict visiting policy.
We understand that as parents this can be a very emotional and worrying time for you. You are the most important people to your baby and we want your experience of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to be a positive and supportive one.
Visit the NICU website.
We have private rooms with en suite facilities, rooms with bathroom facilities shared with one other room, and rooms sharing ward facilities.
Hypnobirthing uses antenatal education, self-hypnosis, relaxation, massage and breathing techniques to help release any fear or tension you may have around birthing your baby.
Reinstating Entonox Use in Maternity Service at St Peter’s Hospital
As you will be aware we made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend the use of Entonox (gas and air) in our maternity service at St Peter’s hospital on 30 March, and we are very sorry if you have been affected by this. We took this action for the safety of our staff who may have had extended exposure to Entonox within our maternity services, due to issues with ventilation (air circulation).
Since then, we have made several immediate changes and after further testing, we are satisfied that the Entonox levels can now be maintained within recommended levels for our staff to work safely. This means we can start using Entonox again from Thursday 20 April ... read more