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Maternity service

Our maternity service...great care every step of the way

Think you might be pregnant?

We’re here for you from the very start of your pregnancy through to the birth of your baby and beyond to guide you through this exciting time in your life.

Our maternity care is tailored to your individual needs. Depending on your pregnancy you can choose to have your baby at home, in our acclaimed birth centre or on our labour ward at The Whittington Hospital in Archway.

We are the only organisation in this area of London offering coordinated maternity care between your home, our community locations and our hospital. Our team will care for you from your first antenatal appointment through to our health visitors seeing you and your baby at home after birth.

We have a reputation for delivering excellent care and our hospital is renowned as one of the safest in England. Our team of dedicated community and hospital midwives and specialist consultants are here every step of the way to make sure you have a safe pregnancy and birth.

Every day about a dozen Whittington Health babies are born to women with a wide range of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Our midwives and consultants speak languages including Turkish, Somali, Greek and German. In addition we have ready access to interpreting services for most languages. We are very popular with local women from Haringey and Islington and we also attract mums from other London boroughs who travel to Archway to have their baby with us.

If you think you might be pregnant please get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can start planning your care together. You can refer yourself directly to our maternity service, or visit your GP to be referred.

What our parents say

“Midwives were excellent, professional and caring and gave me 100% attention at all times.”

“Both my sons were born at the Whittington…It is no longer my closest hospital, but I was so happy and confident in the care I had in the past I wanted to return.”

“I always felt looked after from start until the end and especially during delivery and the few precious hours after.”

“Throughout my entire pregnancy I was offered faultless services relating to everything involving having a baby. On the several occasions that I had worries, my concerns were investigated quickly and thoroughly.”

“The staff were friendly, supportive and caring and we were involved in all decisions so felt very much in control…There was never a moment I didn't feel listened to, respected and supported. I wholeheartedly recommend the Whittington to any parents”.