• new parents holding baby at birthing centre reception

HOW IT WORKS

Bethlehem Birthing Centre provides a safe and nurturing setting to give women
the best chance to give birth actively and naturally. After you’ve had your baby,
you can stay at the centre for three nights to receive post-natal care.

If you want to give birth at Bethlehem Birthing Centre, you must choose a midwife (LMC)
who is registered with the centre, who will then book you into the birthing centre.
Throughout your labour and birth, your midwife remains in charge of you and your baby.

Trained and experienced birthing centre staff are on hand to support your midwife,
and care for you and your baby post-natally.

You’re welcome to visit the facility before your birth – we offer tours every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am and 7.30pm. Or you can organise a visit with your midwife at a time convenient to you both.

Just as you would for a hospital or home birth, liaise with your midwife, who will ensure the birthing centre is ready for your arrival.

You’ll labour and give birth in your own private room, with ensuite. You have the option of a water birth – each ensuite has a bath suitable for water births.

Our experienced and caring staff will ensure you are cared for post-natally. Mums who give birth at the centre are welcome to stay at the centre for three nights post-birth. Your partner can stay for the first night. Expect to be nurtured with gentle support and advice on breastfeeding and caring for your baby, and delicious and nutritious meals. Our team is here for you.

Our goal is for all of our mums to return home feeling confident and empowered in their ability to look after their baby. If you’re struggling with breastfeeding once you’ve left the centre, our lactation consultants are here to help. Just let us know and we can offer further support.