Why choose us?
Many thanks for your interest in our maternity service.
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. Here are some of the reasons to choose us to care for you and your family…
We are one of the safest trusts in England
We have a reputation for delivering excellent care and our hospital is renowned as one of the safest in England.
Consistently good feedback from women who have babies with us
In September 2014, 100 per cent of women who responded to our Friends and Family Test said they would recommend our antenatal care and 97 per cent would recommended a birth at The Whittington Hospital.
Fully coordinated care
We are the only organisation in this area of London offering coordinated maternity care between your home, our many 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. This coordinated approach means that you will only have one care record with our Trust, which will enable you to enjoy a smoother journey of care during your pregnancy and beyond.
Wide range of specialist services
Our experienced obstetric consultants and specialised midwives provide excellent care for women with complicated pregnancies. We have a fetal medicine unit for high-risk pregnancies, specialist clinics for women with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, a bespoke twin clinic and a service for women who have been subject to female genital mutilation.
We work in partnership with you
Our team of dedicated specialist consultants, midwives and health visitors care for you at every stage, to ensure you have a safe pregnancy from the first antenatal appointment, through to the birth and afterwards, supporting your child’s healthy development in their early years. Our aim is to work in partnership with you to promote the health, safety and comfort of you and your baby.
Care is tailored to your needs
Maternity care at Whittington Health is tailored to your individual needs. Depending on the pregnancy, you can choose to have your baby at home with the full support of our midwives, in our acclaimed relaxed birth centre or with additional support from our doctors and midwives on our labour ward at The Whittington Hospital in Archway.
Award-winning facilities for birth partners
We encourage partners and companions to be fully involved in the care of women who are admitted to our antenatal and postnatal wards. We have introduced an award-winning programme, which was the first of its kind in inner London, enabling them to stay overnight to support women with the care of their baby.
Extra help when it’s needed
Our maternity service incorporates a specialist neonatal intensive care unit, which cares for very small babies born at the hospital who are in need of intensive and high dependency support. The unit, which provides many different types of treatment, is among few facilities in the area with 24-hour specialist neonatal consultant cover.
Every day we deliver around 12 babies on average for mothers from a wide range of ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. Our midwives and consultants speak many languages including Turkish, Somali, Greek and German. We also have interpreting services available for most other languages.
We attract mums from Islington and Haringey as well as other London boroughs who travel to Archway to have their baby with us.