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.


Contact us by phone on 020 8725 2039 or 020 8725 2041


Carmen Birth Centre is a midwifery led unit within St George’s Hospital. It is run by a team of midwives, our aim is to facilitate a normal birth experience 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 two 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, and 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 (water) and mobilising. However we do have pharmacological (drug) 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.

Tours and Workshops

Unfortunately due to current Covid restrictions we are not able to run our usual Active Birth workshops at present.