Isle of Dogs
Barkantine Birth Centre, 121 Westferry Road, London, E14 8JH
020 7791 8300
It is a ‘stand alone' midwife-led maternity centre for pregnant women booked to have their babies within the Tower Hamlets area. It has five multi-purpose rooms, each with a birthing pool double bed and ensuite facilities, plasma television, sofa and balcony. The midwife-led service provides care for pregnant women before, during and immediately after the birth and improves access to maternity services. The centre offers antenatal check-ups from 36 weeks of pregnancy, active birth workshops and tours of the unit through the week.
As a midwife-led service, there are no obstetricians, paediatricians or anaesthetists (all specialist doctors) on site, therefore only women with low risk of complications in labour are suitable to have their babies at the Birth Centre. In the event of any concerns or in an emergency, women are transferred by ambulance to The Royal London Hospital labour ward.
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