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Welcome to St George’s Maternity Unit. We look forward to caring for you and your baby during pregnancy, birth and afterwards.

Follow this link if you are pregnant and would like to have your baby at St Georges to complete the online self referral form. You can use this form before contacting your GP. Please try to complete before 7 weeks of pregnancy (OR as soon as you know you are pregnant after that gestation, OR as soon as you decide on a transfer of care). Once the referral has been processed, you will receive a letter with a midwife appointment. This can take 2-3 weeks.

St George’s Maternity Helpline

020 8725 2777

Please call this number if you are pregnant and have concerns about yourself or your baby (during pregnancy, labour or in the 6 weeks after birth)

It is staffed by midwives and offers advice, reassurance, and clinical support seven days a week.

(Launched March 2022)

What Language Do You Need? (Translation Services)

Please use the translate function in the top left corner of the page to access all of this information in another language.

If English is not your first language, please let us know if you require an interpreter. We can provide a face to face interpreter for outpatient care, and we always have telephone translation services available 24 hours a day in all settings.

Covid-19 Updates (Updated 14/10/2022)

Unfortunately due to the higher numbers of Covid-19 patients in the hospital at this time. We are asking all staff and visitors to wear a mask or a face covering when in ward or clinic areas (including waiting rooms.) Thank you for helping us keep you safe.

Birth Centre Services Re-opening (Updated 07/11/2022)

We are pleased to inform you that Carmen Birth Centre – the midwifery led unit – has now reopened for use as of 07/11/2022. Thank you for your patience while the service was temporarily closed. There may be times of staffing difficulty where the service is diverted for a short time to our delivery suite again, this will only be done to maintain patient safety and will only happen when absolutely necessary. Please ask your midwife about birth centre services if you would like to know more.

Social Media

We have an active Instagram and Facebook account with regular updates on our service as well as useful videos, information and pictures. Be sure to follow us on Twitter here! @stgmaternity

Maternity Unit Tour

We have created this maternity tour video to show you the unit, how to get there and what to expect. We hope this is helpful for you.

Feedback from our service users can be found on NHS Choices.

What CQC says about our maternity service

maternity cqc

The maternity service was rated as Good overall and Outstanding for Effective by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) in the report in November 2016.

Covid-19 & Flu Vaccination Info for Pregnancy

All pregnant women aged 18 or over are now being offered Covid-19 boosters. We strongly recommend to have a Covid-19 & Flu vaccine if you’re pregnant due to increased risks that the virus poses to you in this time. You may have the Flu vaccine as the Pertussis at one of our dropping clinics. See here

The decision to take up the offer of a vaccination is personal, and based on a balance of risk.  You can discuss this decision with your midwife or GP.  Further information to help inform your decision can be found  here

What our service users say:

“Whilst I was very scared and extremely worried about giving birth again, the midwife who I had throughout the whole labour, was amazing……As a result, I had no blood loss. I had no tears, I was able to bond with my baby straight away and breast feed well. I recovered from labour in no time, due to her professionalism.”

“I want to reassure you that your staff are doing a fantastic job despite the huge demands placed on them.”

“My husband and I will be forever grateful to the individuals involved and the NHS for the extremely high level of care provided”

More feedback from service users can be found on NHS Choices.