Delivery services

A healthy start for you and your baby

We are overjoyed to help you welcome your new baby into the world. Whether this is your first pregnancy or you are an experienced mom, OUR experienced, skilled and compassionate professionals will support you and provide the best possible care for you and your baby.

Our team includes obstetricians, certified nurse midwives, labour, delivery as well as postpartum nurses.

We truly look forward to meeting you, getting to know your needs and helping you bring your new baby into the world. You can also preregister in advance so you’re all set on the big day by calling us on 0800 753 333

Want to learn more about our delivery services?

If you want to learn more about our delivery service or our maternity services, get in touch.

How will you know when to deliver?

You will have been given a due date for your baby during antenatal care sessions. This is not an exact date but will give you a good indication of when the baby will come.

When it’s time for you to go into labour you’ll experience lower abdominal pains (cramping) that keep increasing in intensity and duration. You may also have some bleeding, discharge or amniotic fluid coming from your vagina. When amniotic fluid flows from your vagina this is often referred to as your ‘waters breaking’.

What happens during delivery?

A skilled healthcare provider will assess you and determine the safest mode of delivery for you.

For normal delivery, you’ll be assessed carefully starting with a review of your antenatal record and your birth plan. The provider will then conduct a full clinical examination to determine the status of your baby, your stage of labour and also exclude any conditions or illnesses that may need attention. 

The health of you and your baby will be monitored throughout your labour. As well as monitoring things like blood pressure and foetal heartbeat, your provider will also pay attention to your contractions and cervical dilation (how wide your cervix is opening).

When your cervix is fully open and the baby’s head has crowned, your provider will help you to deliver the baby safely. Once the baby is born, their umbilical cord will be cut and tied, and they’ll be wrapped in warm clothing.

What happens after delivery?

After delivery, you and your newborn baby will receive immediate care, and continue to be monitored.

You may receive medication to help control any excessive bleeding, and your healthcare provider will help to clean you up and make you comfortable. You will also receive support to help you start breastfeeding.

Before being discharged from hospital, you’ll receive advice on self-care, birth spacing, infant care, feeding, and postnatal care services.

What should I pack for my baby?

  • Two or three sleepsuits and vests
  • Baby blanket - although hospitals are very warm, your baby may need a blanket if it's chilly outside when you leave
  • Three pairs of socks
  • Hat
  • One outfit for the trip home (all-in-one stretchy outfits are easiest)
  • Newborn diapers

Want to learn more about our delivery services?

Get in touch today to book your appointment.