Midwife-led units and birth centres
Having your baby at a birth centre or a midwife-led unit can be a good option. We discuss the pros and cons and the flexibility you have in choosing your birth environment.
Find out about the birth choices available in your area in the UK. This tool from Which? Birth Choice gives you options and information so you can choose where you would like to have your baby.
Where you decide to give birth affects your experience. This article discusses the options available including giving birth at home, at a birth centre or at a hospital.
Your main provider of antenatal care as well as postnatal care will be your midwife. Read on to learn more about midwifery, the pregnancy care you can receive, midwife appointments and the differences between using a community midwife and the experience of shared care.
If you are expecting multiple babies, including the possibility of giving birth to twins, there are options to consider. Read about planning for vaginal or caesarean birth.
What are independent midwives and how do they provide pregnancy care, support in birth and assistance in the early days? Discover their role and relationships with the NHS.