Choice of place of birth

At your first appointment and towards the end of your pregnancy the midwife will discuss where you would like to have your baby.

There are three birth settings that you may be able to choose from, depending on your individual circumstance and the progress of your pregnancy. These are:

It is usual for women who have a straightforward pregnancy to give birth at home or in the Birth Centre.

If your pregnancy is not straightforward you may be advised to give birth in the hospital Delivery Suite.

If you're not sure about where you would like to give birth, we invite you to take a look at our place of birth decision tree. Your community midwife will also discuss your options with you.

Click the link below to view the place of birth decision tree which gives the pros and cons for each of the three birth settings.

View the place of birth decision tree


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