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Welcome to St George’s Maternity Unit. We look forward to caring for you and your baby during your pregnancy, birth and afterwards.  We continue to work hard to keep you, your baby and our staff safe during the Covid-19 outbreak. (Latest updates below)

If you are pregnant and would like to have your baby at St Georges, please complete the booking form by following this link. You can use this form to self-refer before you see your GP.  A midwife will contact you to arrange a telephone booking appointment.

You can find lots of useful information and resources about your pregnancy, labour and beyond here.

A list of useful contact numbers for the Maternity Unit are available here

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

Make sure to ask your Midwife if the Team you are under has an Instagram account or another way to stay informed.

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.

Visitors to our maternity unit during Covid-19 (Coronavirus) UPDATE! 

14th April 2021:

In line with the government lockdown exit plan, we are delighted to extend the hours your birth partner can stay with you on our antenatal and postnatal wards: 10am to 10pm.

SURGE TESTING

Wandsworth and Lambeth residents will be expected to carry out their PCR test locally as advised by the Government this week prior to entering the hospital or attending any clinics. If you have an appointment or are in labour please call first if you do not have a negative test result or if you have not yet been tested for the South African variant.

Your birth partner should:

  • Wear a mask at all times and social distance from staff and other visitors in the hospital.
  • Aim to remain on the ward for the whole period when possible.
  • Be the only person with you during labour or when admitted.

One birth partner who is in your bubble CAN:

  • Be with you on the antenatal and postnatal wards  from 10am – 10pm, including for induction of labour. Due to having only shared bays your partner will be expected to comply with the strict Covid measures in place, including wearing a face covering for the entire time within the hospital.
  • Be with you throughout labour, including when support is needed during induction of labour and birth in theatre where clinically appropriate.
  • Exemptions for face coverings – if you are exempt for medical reasons, please wear a face shield and more importantly consider whether you should be entering clinical areas for your own safety.

All birth partners should be free of Covid-19 symptoms, not be in self-isolation, and MUST wear a mask at all times in the hospital.  Unfortunately birth partners cannot be swapped once you are admitted. If you request a second birth partner in labour and there are exceptional circumstances to be considered, please talk to your midwife as part of your birth plan discussion as this must be signed off by a Consultant Midwife and documented in your handheld notes.  Unfortunately, we are unable to have any other visitors to our wards or clinics at present, including no children.

These visiting arrangements may be subject to change at short notice depending on changes to national and local alert levels.

Most antenatal and postnatal appointments are now taking place face to face, and your midwife will advise you of the location.  For a list of contact details for the midwifery teams, see here.

Breastfeeding support is available in person or on the telephone.  For further details see here.

You will always have a midwife with you in labour, and we encourage you to speak to your midwife with any questions or concerns. Our aim is to ensure that you will have a very positive birth experience with our dedicated staff during this pandemic. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Please email our Consultant Midwife for Public Health, Chelone Lee-Wo for further information at chelone.leewo@stgeorges.nhs.uk  and join our Consultant Midwives’ weekly online Q&A  sessions by emailing maternity.experience@stgeorges.nhs.uk  

Our Midwives in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

These are some pictures of one of our lovely Midwives in her personal protection equipment (PPE).  We wanted to show you these pictures so that you know what your midwife might look like in PPE. This equipment is used to protect you, your baby and ourselves against Covid-19.  This personal protective equipment is very rarely used but you may see it if you need to go to theatre.  On our twitter account you can also see pictures of our staff ‘behind the mask’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What women say about our services

“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 women 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 in the report in November 2016.