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Preparing to give birth

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Where to give birth

The options you have will be dependent on your needs and risks. If you are healthy with no complications you can consider using our low risk Lavender room or labour ward.

If you have a medical condition or there are concerns around your baby then it is safer to give birth on labour ward.

Talk to your midwife about your options, wherever you choose should feel right for you. You can change your mind at any point in your pregnancy.

Lavender Room

Our low risk pool room is available to all women who pregnancy has been problem free. It is a comfortable room with a pool, beanbags and balls for use.

Lavender room bath

The advantages of giving birth in Lavender:

Being in a relaxed environment with the option to use water if required. to cope with labour

In the hospital setting in case of problems or requiring an epidural

Hospital Birth

Most women give birth in hospital. At the PEH we have three labour rooms each with facilities for all methods of analgesia; entonox and epidural. Our labour ward rooms have CTG monitors, both wired and wireless to ensure baby is coping during labour.

You will be cared for by our lovely team of midwives and doctors, who will make sure you are involved with the management of your labour and birth.

Birth

The advantages of giving birth in hospital include:

What do I need to bring into hospital for me and baby?

What to bring

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