Consultant led care

Picture of a person holding a babyOur consultant-led delivery suite is mainly for women or babies experiencing complications during pregnancy or labour, or for women who have medical problems requiring specialist care and needing input from an obstetrician, anaesthetist or other specialist healthcare professionals.

Our delivery suites are at Watford General Hospital.

A team of healthcare professionals including midwives, obstetricians, anaesthetists, paediatricians and healthcare assistants provide care, including a 24 hour epidural service if required. We also have student midwives and medical students on clinical placements working under the supervision.

We advise expectant mothers to give birth in a delivery suite if you:

  • go into labour before 37 weeks
  • have had medical or obstetric complications during your current or previous pregnancy that make giving birth on the delivery suite safer for you and/or your baby
  • require an epidural
  • need to have an instrumental delivery or a caesarean

Please note that we normally recommend no more than two birthing partners attend with you when you are in labour

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