Where you give birth to your baby will very much depend upon your individual circumstances as well as your individual preference. Please feel free to discuss this with your midwife, doctor or obstetrician during your pregnancy.
If you are fit and healthy and your pregnancy is uncomplicated throughout, your choices for the birth of your baby are:
- Your own home – homebirth*
- Consultant led maternity unit – Conquest Hospital
- Midwife led maternity unit – Eastbourne DGH
If you have a medical condition, have had a previous pregnancy or birth complications or if complications arise during your current pregnancy you will be advised to give birth in a consultant-led maternity unit.
*Planning a home birth? An update on our midwifery service during this time