Carmen Birth Centre
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Carmen Midwifery Led Birth Centre
0208 725 2039 / 0208 725 2041
Our Philosophy of Care
We believe that all women are unique. By understanding this, we can work in partnership with you to support your birth preferences and individualise your care to suit your needs during childbirth.
Carmen Birth Centre is a midwifery led unit within St George’s Hospital. It is run by a team of midwives and our aim is to facilitate normal birth experiences in a home from home environment. It is the perfect choice for women and their families who wish to birth naturally.
Carmen Birth Centre offers an alternative to a home birth whilst providing a safe and comfortable environment.
We offer a calm, private and relaxing environment in which to labour and give birth. We have four rooms, including 2 with pools and en suite bathrooms. You will receive one to one care from a midwife who will support you to achieve a positive birth experience.
We also have a variety of birthing aides to assist you to keep active, mobile and comfortable throughout your labour. These include Birthing Balls, Beanbags, A Multirac Partner Seat.
One to one care in labour is proven to help you cope better in labour. For this reason you will receive continuous care from a midwife and we will also encourage you to choose a birth partner who will support your birth choices.
We will support you with alternative pain relief choices such as hypnotherapy, hydrotherapy and mobilising. However we do have pharmacological treatments such as Entonox (Gas and Air) and Pethidine.
If we have any concerns about you or your baby in labour, or you decide you want an Epidural, Carmen Birth Centre is located close to the main Delivery Suite where the Obstetric Team are based.
We run Active Birth Workshops every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8pm. We encourage you to bring your birth partner along. The aim of these classes is to familiarise yourself with Carmen birth Centre and to answer any questions you may have.
To book a place, please call 0208 725 2039/0208 725 2041
(Please note – These workshops are not available at the present time due to COVID restrictions)
Carmen Birth Centre Contact Numbers
0208 725 2039
0208 725 2041