Welcome to Homerton hospital’s maternity website. Our maternity service provides maternity care for more than 5000 women and their babies each year, during pregnancy, labour, birth and up until one month after birth.
Maternity care at Homerton hospital
During pregnancy, we offer both midwifery-led care (in hospital and in the community) and consultant-led care (provided by our expert multi-disciplinary team based at the hospital).
Our midwives look after women at the hospital antenatal clinic, at local GP surgeries and children’s centres, and at the Shoreditch Maternity Centre.
For your labour and birth, we provide a home birth service as well as hospital-based care during labour and birth
In addition, Homerton is a leading regional neonatal centre and we will be able to provide the highest quality specialist care for your baby after birth if needed.
Our maternity and newborn wing
Our delivery suite and neonatal unit were expanded and completely renovated in 2010 to provide a state-of-the-art facility for our mothers and babies and their families, including our midwifery-led Homerton Birth Centre.
Want to know more?
We hope this website answers any questions you may have and will help you make some important choices about your pregnancy and your baby’s birth. Your midwife will be happy to answer any further questions for you, and you can also call our Maternity Helpline on 020 8510 5955 (10am-6pm, 7 days a week) to talk to an experienced midwife.
Our philosophy of care
Our philosophy of care is based on respect for pregnancy as a state of health and childbirth as a normal, healthy, physiological process.
Pregnancy and birth are very significant events in a woman’s life and that of her family. The care we provide will aim to respect the diversity of women’s needs and the variety of personal and cultural values that women, families and communities bring to these events. Care will be continuous, personal and responsive to a woman’s health, social and emotional needs.
We aim to keep women informed at all times of the progress of their pregnancy and likewise any issues that arise during their care. We will encourage decision-making as a shared responsibility between the woman, her family and her care givers. To facilitate this, care provision must include evidence based information, education and counselling support to enable the woman to make informed choices.
DVD - Tour of the unit and what we provide
Questions about your pregnancy or newborn baby? Call the Maternity Helpline 020 8510 5955 and speak to an experienced midwife. Helpline open 10am-6pm, 7 days a week