Your pregnancy, your choice
Welcome to Maternity Services. At Chelsea and Westminster Hospital we know that pregnancy can be an exciting but daunting time for women and their partners. There are many choices to make and questions to answer which is why we have designed this website to help you and your family have the best possible experience at this special time—and hopefully answer some of your questions.
How can you choose Chelsea and Westminster?
You can also choose to have your baby with us through your midwife, at any of our community or hospital clinics, or through your GP. We aim to inform you of your first antenatal appointment date within 2 weeks of hearing from you or your GP.
Our maternity unit launched the MUMS appeal charity in 2011.
The charity supports international development by sending a team of midwives and doctors from the maternity unit to Ethiopia and South Africa to teach an obstetric emergencies course to local maternity staff, returning with vital experience and exposure that further benefits women in our unit and across the UK.
The course taught is similar to the training which all our maternity staff complete annually. The Multi-disciplinary Obstetric and Midwifery Simulation (MOMS) course ensures all our staff are trained to deal with emergency situations. It is the only fully simulated course in the UK and focuses on the management of emergencies, and new ways of learning through a simulated environment, and improved technology.
The research arm of the charity develops technologies for use in emergency situations, particularly relating to maternal and fetal wellbeing, and pregnancy outcomes.
Throughout the year our staff raise funds in a variety of ways for the charity. If you would like to donate to the MUMS Appeal please visit the Just Giving website.
Natal hypnotherapy workshops
We will be running Natal Hypnotherapy workshops on a monthly basis from February. The workshops are led by qualified Natal Hypnotherapy practitioners and help you to learn techniques to manage your pain in labour, and also to help you prepare for you baby's birth. To book your place, please call the Kensington Wing on 020 3315 8616.
NHS information service for parents
To receive regular information, expert advice and tips from real mums and dads tailored to your baby’s age, sign up to the NHS Information Service for Parents.