Maternity services

Having a baby is an important event for women and their families. We aim to ensure that the whole childbirth experience is comfortable and relaxed. Our Maternity services provide a full range of antenatal education, pregnancy, labour and postnatal care to women and their families and accommodates approximately 6,200 births per year.

Choices for place of birth

We also provide an extensive community midwifery service offering a full range of pregnancy, labour and postnatal care. The community midwifery service provides a 24-hour on call service, caring for clients choosing home births. They also support the midwifery teams in the Birth Centres.

Booking to have a baby at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust

You can arrange to have your baby at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust by completing the Self Referral Form and returning it by email, fax, post or by hand to any of our antenatal clinic venues. You can also book with us by calling 020 8375 1254.

If you are a GP you can refer by completing the GP Referral Form and returning it by email, fax or post.

Women rate our maternity services highly in national survey

Women have given our maternity services the thumbs up, according to the results of the 2013 Maternity Services Survey, run by the Care Quality Commission.

Our maternity service was scored out of 10 for each of the questions. The results show that women rate our service very highly on the choices we provide in relation to place of birth, partner involvement in care, mobility in labour and how well we communicate with women and their families.

Consultant Midwife Cathy Rogers said “We are pleased with the results which have shown a significant improvement in many areas since our last survey. The findings reflect the commitment of our staff to ensure women and their partners are given the best experience possible. However, we recognise we should not be complacent and are continuing to work to strengthen standards with respect to infant feeding and support in labour.”

Detailed findings of the survey, as well as the survey questionnaire, can be found on the CQC website.

Your experience

Please tell us what you think of our Maternity services

“During my three days stay, I didn't meet one unfriendly employee. Everyone was so experienced, nice and helpful, which made the experience of giving birth less stressful.”

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“Professional, friendly, caring, calm and clean!”

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