Maternity

In London there are 27 hospitals providing maternity care and three free standing midwifery units. Click on the icons to see more information about the hospital and self-referral options.

Please note that postnatal care will always be delivered by your local hospital.

Click on the shaded areas to see what’s on offer in your Local Maternity System.

NHS maternity London

Where can I give birth in London?

Find information about your choice of maternity services in your local area.

Maternity leave and pay

Statutory Maternity Leave is 52 weeks. You don’t have to take 52 weeks but you must take 2 weeks’ leave after your baby is born (or 4 weeks if you work in a factory).

Tommy's

Midwife-led information covers everything you need to know about having a safe and healthy pregnancy, from conception to birth.
london nhs maternity

Tips for speaking up on pregnancy

A short film aimed at helping women in pregnancy or during the postnatal period share their safety concerns about life threatening illness and enabling maternity response.

Start4Life

Tips and advice for mums-to-be on having a healthy pregnancy

MAMA Academy

Supporting mums and midwives to help babies arrive safely.

Always Ask

Why you should always trust your instincts.

Help and emotional support

Having a baby can be joyful, exciting and rewarding. However, it is also common for pregnant women and new mothers or fathers to experience anxiety, depression or emotional distress.

Pregnancy information in different languages

Click here to find information on safer pregnancy and baby movements’ leaflets.

Hepatitis B added to routine baby injections

All new babies across the UK will have an anti-hepatitis B injection added to the other routine vaccinations they are given in their early life.

Local Maternity Systems

There are 27 hospitals providing maternity care and three free standing midwifery units. They are split by area known as Local Maternity Systems.